Good Enough for Obama 44, Good Enough for Me!
Knowing how to distinguish between the “fake” from the “real” is a skill not only in demand in the voting booth but also in the workplace and classroom as well.
In that proclamation, President Obama called on all Americans to “.. be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age. Though we may know how to find the information we need, we must also know how to evaluate it.”
77 FR 51445 – Presidential Proclamation 8429, National Information Literacy Awareness Month – October 7, 2009
Information literacy practice enables learners and workers to master content and enhance their analytical skills.
An information literate individual is able to:
- Identify and access the information needed to address a given problem or issue
- Find the needed information, evaluate it and its associated resources
- Organize and use the information effectively to address the problem or issue at hand.
- Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the ethical and legal use of information
And who, again, are the very best practitioners of information literacy?
Your campus reference librarian, of course!
So take advantage of the many sponsored information literacy workshops, courses, and individual training sessions they offer each semester.
You definitely won’t regret it!
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