In his October 1 address President Barack Obama declared October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In his statement he said,
“In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them. The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical.” See the complete text of the proclamation.
The University of Cincinnati recognizes information literacy as “an essential skill that supports each of the baccalaureate competencies and must permeate every component of the General Education Core.”
If you are a faculty member and you are thinking of incorporating information literacy learning outcomes and activities into your courses, please visit the UCL Information Literacy page.
If you are a student and would like to brush up on your information literacy skills, please take a look at How Do I…, library tutorials available in text or video formats.