Libraries Thriving (www.librariesthriving.org), the online community sponsored by Credo Reference, is pleased to announce a collaboration with the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) to promote National Information Literacy Awareness Month.
Libraries Thriving and the NFIL share a commitment to information literacy and an aim to make the most of President Barack Obama's proclamation declaring October to be National Information Literacy Awareness Month. As President Obama stated, "there is a need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age."
Two of the components of this collaboration are:
- A National Information Literacy Awareness Month Supporter badge that supporters are invited to feature on their website, blog or in their e-mail signature to spread awareness of the need for information literacy in the Information Age
- A free educational seminar on the topic of information literacy featuring Dr. Lana Jackman, the President of the NFIL, as a part of the Credo Reference Online Seminar Series—Fall 2011 (http://www.librariesthriving.org/home/online-seminars/11-fall-2011/58-fallseries)
"Libraries Thriving and the NFIL share a common goal of mainstreaming information literacy," commented Dr. Lana Jackman, President of the NFIL, "we are thrilled with the results of our collaboration thus far and look forward to working together in the future."
Libraries Thriving, launched in March 2011, is a collaborative space dedicated to communicating the value of libraries and their ability to impact the learning moment. Members of the community include librarians, faculty, publishers, library vendors, researchers and other educators interested in sharing ideas and working together towards the common goal of increasing innovative use of e-resources. www.librariesthriving.org
The National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) was created in 1989 as a response to the recommendations of the American Library Association's Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Today, the NFIL is a robust collaborative of over 93 national and international organizations working together, on various levels, to mainstream this critical, 21st century educational and workforce development concept throughout every segment of society. www.infolit.org
President Obama's 2009 Presidential Proclamation of October as National Information Literacy Awareness Month can be found at http://infolit.org/nfil-news/national-information-literacy-awareness-month/.