Resolution J5103-2011

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

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  • Jun 5, 2012: ADOPTED
  • Jun 5, 2012: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 1, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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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;
and
  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
York.

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