President Obama designated October National Information Literacy Awareness Month, noting that being a citizen in the 21st century requires "the skills necessary to effectively navigate the Information Age." These include the ability to "separate truth from fiction and signal from noise" in the age of information overload.
President Obama called on libraries and universities to teach information literacy as a basic skill: "In addition to the basic skills of reading, writing, and arithmetic, it is equally important that our students are given the tools required to take advantage of the information available to them. The ability to seek, find, and decipher information can be applied to countless life decisions, whether financial, medical, educational, or technical."
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