President Obama has declared October 2009 to be National Information Literacy Awareness Month. His official proclamation states:
“An informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning of our modern democratic society, and I encourage educational and community institutions across the country to help Americans find and evaluate the information they seek, in all its forms.”
Want to talk to an expert on finding and evaluating information? Contact a reference librarian! We can help you, as the president puts it, “separate truth from fiction and signal from noise.” Faculty, use this form if you’d like to request a research instruction session for your class.
For more information, check out our online research guide on Information Literacy and Instruction, or the website of the National Forum on Information Literacy.