NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

On October 1st, President Obama issued a statement proclaiming October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month and called  “upon the people of the United States to recognize the important role information plays in our daily lives, and appreciate the need for a greater understanding of its impact.”

Recognizing “the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age,” the President pointed out that “though we may know how to find the information we need, we must also know how to evaluate it.” He went on to say that libraries and universities “can help separate truth from fiction and signal from noise.”

We, at the Highline Community College Library,  support this goal and encourage you all to come into the library and take advantage of the services  we offer to help you find and evaluate the information you need!

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