Today marks the halfway point of National Information Literacy Awareness Month, which has spanned each October since a Presidential Proclamation in 2009. Barack Obama called for Americans “to recognize the important role information plays in our daily lives, and appreciate the need for a greater understanding of its impact.” To read the full proclamation and gain further insights into how the President outlined information literacy as important, click here.
Tomorrow, October 16, 2012 from 10:30am-12:00pm EST, the National Forum and Credo Conference/Libraries Thriving will be hosting a webinar in honor of National Information Literacy Awareness Month called From School to Workforce: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills. The webinar will focus on the 21st century skills that ALL learners need in order to compete in today’s global economy. Additionally, it will explore how these skills can be taught in the transition from schooling to the workforce. If you are interested in attending this webinar, it’s not too late! Register here.