Friday, October 2, 2009

President Declares Information Literacy Awareness Month

On Oct. 1st, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring October
National Information Literacy Awareness Month.

The President states:

This month, we dedicate ourselves to increasing information literacy awareness so that all citizens understand its vital importance. An informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning of our modern democratic society, and I encourage educational and community institutions across the country to help Americans find and evaluate the information they seek, in all its forms.

"Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation."

And who has the skills to help you acquire and evaluate information? I can think of one honorable profession, practiced by the helpful team of people who reside in the foundation of the School of Law: Librarians!

Thanks for the indirect shout-out, Mr. President!

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