October is Information Literacy Awareness Month. Comment to this post to share with us what did in the library today. Did you use another of our 10 libraries? If so, which one?
On October 1, 2009, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation establishing October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Information literacy, or the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively, is key in preparing students for being actively involved in a democratic society and seeking highly skilled jobs. Information literacy skills lay a solid foundation for lifelong learning.
Governors in ten states have issued Information Literacy Awareness Proclamations. Ohio is among the states working on the proclamation drafts to submit.
The University of Cincinnati Libraries are celebrating Information Literacy Awareness Month by highlighting resources and services that help students to acquire and develop research and critical thinking skills and become lifelong learners.
Librarians invite faculty and students to comment on what the Libraries are doing to help with developing these crucial skills and what else we can do. You can do so through social media, comment boxes in libraries, or by contacting librarians.