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Governor Raimondo Declares October Information Literacy Month

Monday, October 19, 2015


Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has announced that October will be information literacy month in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island library association (RILA) and the Information Literacy Action Round Table (ILART) asked that all of Rhode Island would help celebrate the month.

"Join us in celebrating October is Information Literacy Month! Across the state of Rhode Island,from Woonsocket to Westerly, from Little Compton to Coventry - librarians and educators provide access to information and teach RI citizens how to use, evaluate and apply information, encouraging us all to become informed citizens and empowered users of information," said Mary MacDonald, RILA-ILART, co-chair.

Information literacy emphasizes K-16 development of the habits of mind needed to maintain knowledge and understanding of information received continually.

"The Information Literacy Month highlights that libraries of all types provide this skill as they help people. Libraries cover the broad spectrum of Information Literacy from children¹s story times to computer classes for adults. We educate and teach patrons to locate and utilize the information they need for their daily lives in educational, research, and for entertainment purposes," said Aaron Coutu, president of the Rhode Island Library Association. 

RI Library Association 

The Rhode Island Library Association is a professional association of librarians, library staff, trustees and library supporters who serve the purpose of promoting the profession of librarianship and improve the visibility, accessibility and responsiveness and effectiveness of library and information services. 

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