Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The 2006 Information Literacy Summit

The 2006 Information Literacy Summit will address the question:
How do we adequately prepare students to be lifelong learners with the skills necessary to compete in a rapidly changing world?

The 2006 Information Literacy Summit
Monday, October 16, 2006, 8:30-2:30
National Education Association
1201 16th St. NW
Auditorium (Lower Level)
Washington, DC 20036

Free, but registration required. One of the presenters will be Abdelaziz Abid, Senior Programme Specialist, Communications and Information Sector, UNESCO.

Information literacy has become essential to individual success and national competitiveness. Yet in the United States it remains, at best, of secondary interest to policy-makers.

This summit will present informative and timely discussions among government, education and business leaders on information literacy and its impact on the global society, workforce readiness, and public policy in the United States.

Sponsored by the National Forum on Information Literacy in partnership with the Committee for Economic Development, Educational Testing Service, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the National Education Association.

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