Thursday, October 11, 2012

Information Literacy Begins @ Your Library

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has proclaimed October 2012 to be Information Literacy Awareness Month in Connecticut!  Information literacy provides the tools and skills to find, evaluate and use credible information on and off-line.  Your library is the place where you can learn to become information literate.  Trained librarians will show you what’s available online, including both research databases and the best apps, how to understand web search techniques and how to get the most from your mobile phones and tablets. 

At the Ridgefield Library, you can become information literate by taking advantage of our new Tech Fridays programs; accessing resources such as Learning Express that offer software training; and asking our Information Desk staff for assistance. Whether you are nine or ninety, we are here to show you how to get started; how to achieve the best results; and how to make sure you are finding information that is authoritative, reliable, accurate and up-to-date amid the flood of dubious material on the Web.  In the 21st century, information literacy can be as crucial to our health and well-being as basic reading skills. You can rely on the Ridgefield Library to be here to help you achieve your information literacy goals.

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