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NFIL Proclamation Campaign Project

Dr. Weiner

Dr. Sharon A. Weiner, Professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy. Purdue University

Update: We still need more information literacy champions!!  Educators and Workforce Development Trainers Need Apply! We are almost at the half way mark and the Little Engine That Could  just keeps chugging right along. Governors in twenty-five states and one U.S. territory have issued Information Literacy Awareness Proclamations!


MassachusettsMissouriMontanaNew YorkIllinoisTexasOregonRhode IslandAlaska,
IndianaMarylandKentucky, TennesseeConnecticutDelawareVirginia,
OhioMaine, NebraskaIowathe Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands,
HawaiiColorado,  South Carolina, Vermont, and Washington  

Another 17 states (AL, AZ, CA, DE, FL, GA, ID, KS, LA, NH, NJ, NM, OK, PA, UT, WY) and 2 territory (VI, Samoa) are working on drafts to submit. To accomplish this worthwhile task, we need help from information literacy aficionados!

Please contact me if your state is not on the above list of states and you would like to coordinate such a project. It is not very difficult or time-consuming, but it IS important! Official recognition of the importance of information literacy in a state results in greater visibility for information literacy and libraries among critical decision-makers and funders of education and workforce development.

Make sure you also visit Libraries Thriving. They have partnered with us on this very exciting adventure and have a few suggestions on how you can mainstream information literacy practice within your local community.










Piper, W. (1930). The little engine that could. Grosset & Dunlap.

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