Date: September 29, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. In today’s digital world, people who are information literate know how to find, access and critically evaluate information to improve their health, their environment, their education and their workplace performance.
Having that skill set empowers them to interpret and make informed decisions about their lives, taking more responsibility for their own individual welfare and that of the nation.
As a result, the National Forum for Information Literacy recognizes information literacy as a key 21st century skill set required for successful educational and workforce preparation. Information literacy empowers learners and workers to become informed decision makers by utilizing diverse methods and strategies to find, evaluate, assess and use effectively information from a variety of sources. These are the lifelong learning skills needed by all people to live responsibly and work efficiently in today’s information society.
Read more about National Information Literacy Month at http://infolit.org/national-information-literacy-awareness-month/.
The NMSU Library works to build information literacy skills at the local level. Visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/reference/instruction.shtml to learn more about the Library Instruction Program, including the Library’s Lib 311 Information Literacy for-credit course. For more information, contact Instruction Coordinator Theresa Westbrock at (575) 646-3079.