As a participating member of the thrice-yearly meetings of the National Forum on Information Literacy in Washington, DC, NAMLE is proud to support Information Literacy Awareness Month.
In promoting the very closely allied skill of media literacy, NAMLE encourages educators to take this opportunity to learn how they can increase their efforts to help students leartn the skills they need to access, analyze, evaluate and create media.
Every day, we are inundated with vast amounts of information. A 24-hour news cycle and thousands of global television and radio networks, coupled with an immense array of online resources, have challenged our long-held perceptions of information management. Rather than merely possessing data, we must also learn the skills necessary to acquire, collate, and evaluate information for any situation. This new type of literacy also requires competency with communication
technologies, including computers and mobile devices that can help in our day-to-day decisionmaking. National Information Literacy Awareness Month highlights the need for all Americans to be adept in the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age.