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We Have Arrived! International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2018) Study

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Feature Tab, In The News | Comments Off

We Have Arrived!  International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS 2018) Study

  Information Literacy Aficionados, we have finally arrived, on the national level, no less!  For the first time in its history, the U.S. Department of Education is participating in the International Computer and Information Literacy Study (ICILS) Study. ICILS collects not only the following data on how eighth-grade students: collect, manage, evaluate, and share digital information; understanding of issues related to the safe and responsible use of electronic information; access to, use of, and engagement with ICT at school and at...

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President Obama signs ESSA Legislation

Posted by on Dec 10, 2015 in Feature Tab, In The News | Comments Off

President Obama signs ESSA Legislation

Rejoice, rejoice school library advocates…on December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law federal legislation (ESSA – Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 ) that, for the first time in 50+ years, substantially acknowledges the critical importance of school libraries (SKILLS Act) in this nation’s efforts to reform the K-16 educational pipeline. This is a significant milestone achievement for various professional library associations as well as the National Forum on Information Literacy in highlighting the definitive,...

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Information Literacy and MOOC’s

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in In The News | Comments Off

Information Literacy and MOOC’s

Supporting information literacy in MOOCs from Sheila...

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ECIL, 2015 Tallinn University

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Featured Article, In The News | Comments Off

ECIL, 2015 Tallinn University

ECIL, 2015 theme – Information Literacy in the Green Society, hosted by Institute of Information Studies of Tallinn University and under the patronage of UNESCO and IFLA.  

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Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island Issues Information Literacy Proclamation

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in In The News | Comments Off

Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island Issues Information Literacy Proclamation

On October 6, Rhode Island’s Governor, Gina M. Raimondo, signed a proclamation acknowledging October as Information Literacy month and urged citizens across the state to join in the celebration. Rhode Islanders have been celebrating information literacy awareness ever since then Governor Chaffee issued its very first information literacy proclamation in 2012. “…through public awareness, the State of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations seek to remind citizens, employers, government agencies, and institutions of the...

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Horton Receives NFIL Commendation

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in News Archives | Comments Off

Horton Receives NFIL Commendation

Dr. F. Woody Horton Receives Certificate of Excellence from the Natl. Forum on Information Literacy An acknowledged information literacy pioneer and dedicated advocate for information literacy practice worldwide, Dr. Horton’s passion symbolizes the mission behind celebrating National Information Literacy Awareness Month every October. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — On October 8th, the Board of Directors of the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) enthusiastically awarded Dr. F. Woody Horton, Jr. of Washington, D.C. its...

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October, 2014 National Information Literacy Awareness Month

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in News Archives | Comments Off

October, 2014 National Information Literacy Awareness Month

An Editorial Commentary… October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month…so what does that exactly mean for the American public? A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the on-going challenge of mainstreaming information literacy practice within our K-16 educational pipeline. Although the term itself, information literacy, is not mentioned, their research observations clearly reflect the deep concerns often expressed by many information literacy advocates. Remember the Digital Divide…it’s alive...

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The Issue of Copyright and the Public Domain in the U.S. 2014 Updated

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in In The News | Comments Off

The Issue of Copyright and the Public Domain in the U.S. 2014 Updated

Peter B.  Hirtle of Cornell University published an update on his original work, “Recent Changes To The Copyright Law: Copyright Term Extension,” Archival Outlook, January/February 1999.  This chart version was updated in January of 2014. The historical evolution and application of this Constitutionally endorsed, legislative monopolistic practice underscores the importance of embedding  information literacy practice throughout K-16 so every educated American knows their rights in terms of not only creative expression, but...

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Idaho’s ABLE Program – An Opportunity Awaits!

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in In The News | Comments Off

Idaho’s ABLE Program – An Opportunity Awaits!

For all you information literacy aficionados who love libraries, but never had any formal instruction and/or training in the field of library and information science, an opportunity awaits! Since 1998, the Idaho Commission on Libraries has sponsored ABLE, Alternative Basic Library Education, a free, online training program designed specifically for library workers with no formal education in library and information science.  And, guess what?  Non-library workers, educators, or any workplace professionals can participate in the program as...

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“I’m Information Literate…Are You??”

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in News Archives | Comments Off

“I’m Information Literate…Are You??”

September 30 – October 4, 2013 – The NBC  Today Show is hosting a week long series on information overload, misinformation, and deception .  The name of the series is “Fact or Fiction”…a fitting tribute to begin the October celebration of National Information Literacy Awareness Month!   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the...

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