October is Information Literacy Month

The library staff is thrilled that Governor John Kasich has proclaimed October 2016 Information Literacy Month.  In this Information Age, it is increasingly important to develop information literacy skills which, as noted in Governer Kasich’s proclamation, “fosters educational opportunities, economic prosperity, social cohesion, democracy, and quality of life.” An information literate person understands their own information needs and is able to locate, evaluate and ethically use information that meets those needs.  Our instruction librarians are information literacy professionals and are here to help you learn the skills, knowledge, and concepts to become information literate.

Faculty: Contact your subject librarian today to learn more about the University Libraries’ recently developed information literacy learning outcomes.  Discover how instruction librarians share their information literacy expertise as partners in teaching Wright State students the information literacy skills that enable them to sift through the deluge of information at our fingertips every day.

Students:  Any time you’re doing research, please use our Ask a Librarian service to contact library staff for help.  Each interaction with a librarian can provide different opportunities to develop a variety of information literacy skills that are more complex than simply locating and using information.