I was just made aware of the fact that 3 days ago, President Obama declared October as “Information Literacy Awareness Month”.
I think its really exciting that information literacy is gaining such recognition, and such powerful advocates. While doing research for the presentation I did in Nebraska, I came across the following site:
Another exciting educational initiative with powerful advocates that also promotes information literacy, ans information literacy integration at the primary school level. I believe that UNESCO also recently declared 2009 the “Year of Information Literacy” or something along those lines. IL is blowing up man! It’s the next big thing! Good thing I got in on the ground floor, because now everybody’s going to be jumping on the IL bandwagon. Hooray! It’s a global information literacy party, and Barack Obama is a party animal!
On a personal note, another candidate was selected for the position in Nebraska. This leaves me feeling a bit rejected, but it’s probably for the best. I would have quit in February anyway!
I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be staying in Montreal… if I can’t find a job here, I probably won’t stay much longer. However, considering that unemployment in the states is now at a 20 year high, I probably won’t be able to find a job at home either. Oh well, I can always start pan-handling. Here’s my sign: