President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2009 to be National Information Literacy Awareness Month. The proclamation reads, in part:
"This month, we dedicate ourselves to increasing information literacy awareness so that all citizens understand its vital importance. 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."
The full proclamation is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/assets/documents/2009literacy_prc_rel.pdf
Posted November 17, 2009