”Information literacy practice empowers individuals, communities, and nations. It underscores the importance of our democratic principles and practices. By systemically integrating it as a key competency for all Americans, we can artfully sustain our primacy as a self sufficient, prosperous 21st century nation in today’s ever evolving, dynamic digital universe.”
Thanks for stopping by! Please spend some time with us and explore why information literacy should be a must have workforce development skillon any organizational agenda concerned with the educational, economic, and social welfare of the American people as well as our friends abroad.
We have evolved into a national network of 93+ organizations and agencies in conjunction with our international alliance. Each is supportive of information literacy as a key 21st century skill. All view it as a critical pathway in advancing our nation’s educational and workforce development agendas. In 2009, President Obama issued a presidential proclamation establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month.
Dr. Sharon Weiner, NFIL Vice President and Professor of Library Science at Purdue University holds the position of W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy. Under her leadership, we are currently pursuing a nationwide effort to have all 50 states and U.S. secure a gubernatorial information literacy proclamation.
So, join us in our efforts to promote information literacy…from the board rooms to the school houses to the emergency rooms and auto assembly lines. We always welcome initiatives that promote all types of information literacy partnerships and activities. Information literacy is, in essence, the umbrella for all literacies.
It’s about empowering every citizen in our nation and around the world with the 21st century skill set to achieve educational, professional, and personal success… ultimately, sustaining our long term economic future.
So, drop us a line and let us know how we can help you or how you can help us in achieving our mission of mainstreaming information literacy throughout every segment of our society.
“Only those nations that become “learning societies” will be able to maintain their social and economic equilibrium in this global village where the predominant characteristics are intense competition and rapid change.” Congressman Major R. Owens, 1991