"... simply having access to information is not enough. We must also know what it means and how to use it. The ability to search for, understand, analyze, evaluate and synthesize different forms of information is crucial to effective decision-making. We must ensure that Texans of all ages are equipped with the tools and skills to use information resources to think critically and creatively....
At this time, I encourage all Texans to recognize information literacy's role in our businesses, education, health care, defense, government, economic prosperity and quality of life."
From: Information Literacy Awareness Month Proclamation 2013 (Rick Perry, August 29, 2013)
- What is Information Literacy? - Introduction to Information Literacy from the American Library Association.