Resolution J2465-2013

Recognizing October of 2013, as Information Literacy Month



  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


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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