NFIL Anniv 2009


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October 15, 2009 National Forum on Information Literacy 20th Anniversary Celebration.

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NFIL Anniv 2009

  1. 1. 20 years 1989-2009 1989-2009
  2. 2. For the 21st Century - “Mainstream information literacy practices and philosophy throughout every sector of American society.” society.”
  3. 3. Dr. Christine Bruce, Dr. Nancy P. Zimmerman Dr. Lana W. Jackman, Professor, Queensland Dr. A."Christy" J. Wright, Dane Ward, M.L.S.,Associate Associate Dean/Academic NFIL President, Principal, University of Technology Reference Librarian/Adjunct Dean for Public Services Affairs, University of South Mélange Information Professor, Prince George's Illinois State University Carolina Services, Inc. Community College Kelly Denson, M.Ed. Francis J. Gallagher (Frank) Lorna D. Jones, M.Ed. & Dr. Sharon A. Weiner, NFIL- Dr.Marianne Ryan Senior Policy Analyst M.A. Dir. Education & Media M.B.A. Executive Director V.P., Professor and W. Associate University and Manager of Public Literacy, Cable in the Community Vocational Wayne Booker Chair in Librarian, Northwestern Affairs, ETS Classroom Services, Inc. Information Literacy, Purdue University University
  4. 4. Professor Philip C. Candy Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Learning) University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba Queensland 4350 Australia
  5. 5. Its’ Official A Presidential Proclamation! President Obama establishes October, 2009 “National Information Literacy Awareness Month”
  6. 6. Prague Declaration 2003 Alexandria Proclamation 2005 NFIL, UNESCO, and NCLIS co-sponsored two co- international information literacy experts meeting in Prague, resulting in the Prague Declaration and the Alexandria Proclamation.
  7. 7. 1991 - The Association for Supervision and Curriculum 2004 - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills identifies Development adopted a resolution demonstrating its commitment information literacy as a key student learning outcome. to the importance of information literacy. 1992-The ERIC education database ( began to 2007 - Purdue University established the first endowed chair in use “information literacy” as a descriptor. information literacy, named for W. Wayne Booker, past Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Corporation. 1993 - The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 2007 - UNESCO published Understanding Information Literacy: A Commission on Higher Education became the first accreditation Primer by Dr. F. Woody Horton, one of the conveners of the 2003 agency to promote this core skill as an essential undergraduate Prague and 2005 Alexandria conferences. learning outcome. 1997-The National Education Association (NEA) made a 2008 - The Higher Education Reauthorization Act of 2008 included commitment to embed information literacy in their teacher information literacy as a necessary skill for teacher professional education initiatives. development. 1999 -The American Association for Higher Education endorsed 2008 - The American Association of Community Colleges the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher published a position statement on information literacy Education. ( px). 2000 - The American Association of Higher Education (AAHE) 2008 - The National Council of Teachers of English included endorsed the ACRL information literacy college standards; one of information literacy skills in its Framework for 21st Century only two times that AAHE endorsed a policy position. Curriculum and Assessment
  8. 8. • Information Literacy • Lifelong Learning “The significant problems we face cannot be solved with the same level of thinking we used to create them.” Albert Einstein Source: National Forum on Information Literacy. (2003). The Alexandria Proclamation Alexandria
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