Recognizing October of 2013, as Information Literacy Month

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing October of 2013, as Information
Literacy Month

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in participating in
months of observation of significant issues; and
WHEREAS, Information literacy provides the tools and skills to find,
evaluate, and use credible information from all sources in our constant-
ly evolving world; and
WHEREAS, When taught at an early age and reinforced in educational
institutions, information literacy can lead our citizens to a deeper
appreciation for respecting the authorship of all information through
proper attribution, in order to promote a more cooperative and civil
community; and
WHEREAS, The ability to search, find, decipher, and analyze different
forms of information is a key component in effective decision-making
across various financial, medical, educational, and industrial fields;
WHEREAS, Information literacy, as taught in schools and libraries, is
a crucial part of education and will expose students to analytic and
research practices that will better prepare them for changing technolo-
gies; and
WHEREAS, Individuals who are comfortable working with the informa-
tional resources available in the digital world are able to seek highly
skilled jobs and compete at high levels in the global economy; and
WHEREAS, Information literacy encourages individuals to draw conclu-
sions, make informed decisions, and apply knowledge to using new tech-
nology concepts; it also supports creative thinking that may develop
innovative products and processes using technology; and
WHEREAS, Using information acquired through technology to understand
human, cultural, and societal issues promotes an informed and engaged
citizenry; and
WHEREAS, Through public awareness, the State of New York seeks to
remind citizens, employers, government agencies, and institutions of the
importance of information literacy for economic prosperity, social cohe-
sion, educational opportunity, and an enhanced quality of life; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize October of 2013 as Information Literacy Month; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Jeremy Johannesen, Director of the New York Library Associ-


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