On October 1, President Obama declared October National Information Literacy Awareness Month. Every day we are bombarded with information in various formats – print, digital, audio, visual – at all hours of the day. The ability for anyone to create and disseminate information online makes it harder for us to determine fact from fiction. Amid this information influx and “crisis of authenticity,” librarians are able to help you.
Information literacy is the ability to effectively find, evaluate and ethically use information. At the DNL, we believe that information literacy skills are an essential component of our students’ development into scholars, informed citizens, and socially responsible individuals. We are available to teach the principles of information literacy to students, faculty, and staff. We can do this in a class, workshop, individual appointment, online instruction through videos, or at the reference desk. Contact a librarian for more information!