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Government Information Literacy and Transparency

On May 2, the National Forum on Information Literacy is sponsoring a symposium on one of today's hottest topics: access to government information, including transparency and Wikileaks at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C.

PRLog - Apr. 12, 2011 - On May 2, the National Forum on Information Literacy will host a timely symposium on one of today's hot button issues: access to government information, including transparency and Wikileaks at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) in Washington, D.C. The growing pervasiveness of the [digital or electronic] information universe warrants a look at the invaluable information resources of the Federal government, their accessibility, and their critical impact on fostering the "informed" digital citizen of the 21st century.

In addition to hearing from prominent GPO speakers, also on our agenda, as luncheon speaker, will be Dr. Li Wang, Learning Services Manager at the University of Auckland Library, Auckland, New Zealand.  Dr. Wang, a protégé of Dr. Christine Bruce (one of the foremost leading, international authorities on information literacy), will describe the application and impact of her integrative information literacy model on curricular degrees and curricular programs in colleges and universities.

Open to the Public - So come join us, in this whirlwind climate of democratic change and transformation, for an enlightening learning experience, one in definite need of sharing with the diverse constituencies we all serve.

Date: Monday, May 2, 2011; Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: U.S. Government Printing Office, Carl Hayden Room, 8th Fl., 732 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20401-0001
Registration Fee: $35.00 per person; Deadline: Friday, April 29th.   For more information, visit www.infolit.org/May 2 Symposium

About the National Forum on Information Literacy

Established in 1989 by the American Library Association, the National Forum on Information Literacy has evolved into one of the pre-eminent advocacy organizations dedicated to mainstreaming information literacy philosophy and practice worldwide. Over 90 national and international organizations have pledged allegiance to the practice and philosophy of information literacy.   Information literacy lies at the heart of lifelong learning and personal responsibility. It provides the 21st century skill set needed for any learner and/or worker to thrive and compete effectively in today’s dynamic, global economy.   Visit www.infolit.org


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Industry:Education, Government, Non-profit
Tags:information, access, government, transparency, rights, literacy, competitiveness, digital, citizen
Last Updated:Apr 12, 2011
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