National Information Literacy Month
In an official proclamation issued on October 1, President Barack Obama declared October 2009 as National Information Literacy Month. President Obama stated, among other things, that "National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age... Though we may know how to find the information we need, we must also know how to evaluate it... In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them. The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical." Hear Ye! Hear Ye!