Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare October 2012, as Information Literacy Month in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare
October 2012, as Information Literacy Month in the State of New York

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging months
of recognition of important issues; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare October 2012, as Information Litera-
cy Month in the State of New York; 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 throughout educa-
tional institutions in the State, 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 coop-
erative 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 supports creative thinking that may develop innova-
tive 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
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to declare October 2012, as Infor-
mation Literacy Month in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New


  • 01 / Jun / 2012
  • 05 / Jun / 2012
  • 05 / Jun / 2012

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