THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 1, 2009
NATIONAL INFORMATION LITERACY AWARENESS MONTH, 2009
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of information. A 24-hour news cycle and thousands of global television and radio networks, coupled with an immense array of online resources, have challenged our long-held perceptions of information management. Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decisionmaking. National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.
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