October is National Information Literacy Month!

Information literacy is “… the ability to find information efficiently and effectively, using appropriate research tools and search strategies, and the ability to critically evaluate information based on reliability, accuracy, authority, point of view or bias. It’s the ability to sift fact from fiction. It’s also the wisdom to recognize potential personal safety and privacy risks when using the Internet and social media. It’s a life skill for the digital age.” (Courtesy of Washington County Cooperative Library Services)

For more information about what Oregon is doing in regards to information literacy across the curriculum and throughout libraries in the state, go to:

http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/InformationLiteracyMonth.aspx

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