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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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Facebook Campaign – Information Literacy!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in News Archives | Comments Off

Facebook Campaign – Information Literacy!

Join our Facebook Community. Also, don’t forget to join the NFIL Badge Brigade!

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Join Us at the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in News Archives | Comments Off

Join Us at the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy, Oct 31-Nov 2, 2013

Have you made your travel plans to attend the U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy (USCAL) in our nation’s capitol on October 31-November 2, 2012? USCAL brings together adult literacy advocates and educators to share new ideas, learn from leading thinkers, and inspire one another. Perhaps that’s why so many attendees describe USCAL as the highlight of their year. This year, the closing session at USCAL will focus on new data from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), to be released in early...

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2014 UNESCO Information Literacy…

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in In The News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

2014 UNESCO Information Literacy…

Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide (2014) – An updated version is now available. A long time advocate for Information Literacy and supporter of the National Forum on Information Literacy, Dr. F. Woody Horton, Jr. , edited, along with a host of colleagues, an updated version which includes a multilingual compilation of a diverse array of information literacy resources. The UNESCO publication is available for...

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Next Generation K-12 Science Standards

Posted by on Apr 12, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Next Generation K-12 Science Standards

The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve partnered to create the next generation K-12 science standards through a collaborative state-led effort.  The new framework is available at the National Research Council site icon listed below. To all educators including librarians, parents, students, and concerned citizens – may we suggest that you explore the contents and let us know how information literacy practice is integrated throughout...

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Health Literacy: A National Responsibility – Our Brothers’ Keeper

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Health Literacy: A National Responsibility – Our Brothers’ Keeper

In an article recently published (March, 2013)  in the College and Undergraduate Libraries Journal, Dr.  Lana W. Jackman, President of the National Forum on Information Literacy, interviewed a pioneer of the health literacy movement, Helen Osborne.  Ms. Osborne critically assesses the importance of health literacy practice and its challenges gaining traction in our nation’s political mine field of healthcare politics. Ms. Osborne also initiated Health Literacy Month, the same month as National Information Literacy Awareness Month...

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Information Literacy Related Conferences 2014-2015

Posted by on Feb 23, 2013 in In The News | Comments Off

Information Literacy Related Conferences 2014-2015

Information Literacy-Related Conferences Compiled by Sharon Weiner   April 5, 2014, New York LACUNY Institute, Information Literacy to Empower: Theory and Practice http://2014lacunyinst.commons.gc.cuny.edu/   April 4-5, 2014, Rock Island, IL New Directions in Information Fluency http://www.augustana.edu/x11824.xml?eventid=10806   April 7-9, Cleveland, Ohio First National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/   April 18, 2014,...

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Credo Reference Online Seminar 2013 – 2014 Series

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in In The News | Comments Off

Credo Reference Online Seminar 2013 – 2014 Series

We are excited to announce opening of the Fall/Spring 2013-2014 registration for “Global Information Issues,” a series of educational seminars covering international librarianship and more.  Seminars typically last about an hour and are conveniently held online via live web conferencing software GoToWebinar. In addition to the Global Information Issues Seminar Series, Libraries Thriving will also be offering additional professional development seminars and workshops as well . You can find abstracts, dates and registration links on...

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