Thursday, September 09, 2010

Information Literacy Statement for Wales

A break from conference reporting to say that the Welsh Information Literacy website is now live, and they launched the Information Literacy Statement for Wales yesterday (which was International Literacy Day) The site is linked at The statement says "As humans, we like to find out about things – whether that’s information about our next holiday destination or a health condition. Being able to use different ways of finding information and being able to judge whether the information is trustworthy or accurate is vital: it opens up choices, empowers us and can give us more confidence. This is information literacy.
"Empowering individuals to seek, find and use the information they need to help them achieve their goals fosters an information literate population. This can lead to social and economic benefits to the Welsh nation.
"Librarians in Wales have come together to focus on information literacy and would welcome working with other partners to achieve this goal. This statement is the first step towards an information literacy framework for Wales, and ultimately, an information literate nation."

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