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October is Information Literacy Month!


In 2009, President Obama, calling upon “the people of the United States to recognize the important role information plays in our daily lives, and appreciate the need for a greater understanding of its impact,” proclaimed October Information Literacy Awareness Month. This sparked a campaign, led by the National Forum on Information Literacy, to get the governors of each state to proclaim October Information Literacy Month. The campaign in New York, spearheaded by UAlbany Librarians Trudi Jacobson and Carol Anne Germain, found success this June when Governor Cuomo issued a proclamation declaring October 2012 Information Literacy Awareness Month in New York.

Dewey Library is honoring Information Literacy Month with a display celebrating both the presidential and gubernatorial proclamations. Our display also highlights some of the many resources in the Libraries’ collection related to information literacy instruction. Check out the display case by the front entrance for more information and to pick up a bibliography of information literacy instruction resources in at the libraries.

Blog post created by Cary Gouldin