I Think This Says October Is Information Literacy Month In Maine

Maine Information Literacy month

Maine Information Literacy monthFORT KENT– When Sofia Birden, associate director at the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s Blake Library, and some of her colleagues from across the state wanted to recognize October as Information Literacy Month, they turned to what they know best: they researched the steps necessary to obtain a proclamation from the governor. Maine Governor Paul R. LePage signed a proclamation on Oct. 12 recognizing October as Information Literacy Month in the state of Maine. For Birden and her counterparts at university and state libraries across the state, it was a sweet reward for an effort that lasted more than six months. “As information tools become more sophisticated, we have to help people become more information literate,” said Birden. “We wanted to make people aware of it by having the proclamation,” Birden said. (read more at the Fiddlehead Focus)