Happy Information Literacy Awareness Month!

I was just made aware of the fact that 3 days ago, President Obama declared October as “Information Literacy Awareness Month”.

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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:

http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/

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:

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