Promote Information Literacy Month!
October 2012 is Information Literacy Month in Oregon and we are joining other state, national and international efforts to raise awareness of the importance of information literacy, "for economic prosperity, social cohesion, educational opportunity and an enhanced quality of life."
You can read Governor Kitzhaber's entire proclamation here (PDF).
What is Information Literacy?
"It’s the ability to find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search strategies, and the ability to critically evaluate information based on reliability, accuracy, authority, point of view or bias. It’s the ability to sift fact from fiction. It’s also the wisdom to recognize potential personal safety and privacy risks when using the Internet and social media. It’s a life skill for the digital age." (Courtesy of Washington County Cooperative Library Services)
How can I promote Information Literacy Month at my library?
Include this image (customized for Oregon libraries and organizations) on your website, in your email, on Facebook or Twitter, on print materials, or make a button:
(right click and select something similar to "save image...", then upload to your website, add to a flyer, etc.)
Additional ideas and the HTML code for the badge are available via the Libraries Thriving website.
Promotion ideas for school libraries
Where can I go to learn more?