On October 1, President Obama declared October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. For any of you that know what information literacy is, you will know that this is a very momentous occasion for the White House to acknowledge such an important issue.
For those that don't know about information literacy, it's best summarized as the ability to determine an information need, locate, retrieve, critically analyze, and utilize that information. It may sound elementary, but it's not as easy at it sounds considering the amount of information that comes at us everyday. Our hope is that this initiative can help to generate programs that can successfully address information literacy needs on a national and local level.
For more information about President Obama's proclamation, see the press release at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Presidential-Proclamation-National-Information-Literacy-Awareness-Month/.