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National Forum on Information Literacy Press releases

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Oct 13, 2014
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.

Oct 28, 2013
Former Congressman Major R. Owens, the first librarian to serve in the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress and a prolific legislator, was a staunch advocate for education, the underserved, and working families.

Oct 03, 2013
Underestimating and/or overlooking the power of information literacy practice in meeting the social and economic challenges of a nation often creates irreversible, unintended consequences. "The dog eat my homework" excuse just doesn't work anymore.

Sep 30, 2013
Knowing how to find, evaluate, and use effectively information from a variety of media and information resources are essential 21st century competencies every American needs to know to ensure academic, professional, personal, and healthcare success.

Jan 24, 2013
Success in today’s digital universe depends on how well you master information and digital literacy techniques. The advent of Big Data provides a beneficial platform for those who know how to find, analyze, evaluate and use effectively information.

Oct 03, 2012
Empowering Americans with a 21st century skill set often overlooked and/or undervalued in our educational and training pipelines is the primary goal of the National Forum on Information Literacy. Acknowledging its importance annually is essential!

Apr 30, 2012
Empowering educational and workplace communities around the nation - over 26 states are in the process of securing a gubernatorial information literacy public policy proclamation.

Mar 05, 2012
Unfulfilled high skills jobs are America's Achilles Heel, a major impediment to securing this nation's sustainable economic recovery. Our digital ecosystem demands not only tech skills, but the often, undervalued information management ones as well.

Oct 05, 2011
Barkley, Secret Service Dog, is the creation of H.K. Gilbert and Co-creator, Misty Taggart. Barkley's motto is "This secret service dog practices information literacy, that's why Barkley is a super sleuth!"

Oct 02, 2011
October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Governor Patrick recently issued the first gubernatorial proclamation, endorsing information literacy as a key, decisive player in the future, sustained growth of the Massachusetts economy.

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