The NFIL was created in 1989 as a response to the recommendations of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. These education, library, and business leaders stated that no other change in American society has offered greater challenges than the emergence of the Information Age.
Today, the NFIL is a robust collaborative of 93 + national and international organizations working together, on various levels, to mainstream this critical, 21st century educational and workforce development concept throughout every segment of society.
It is the work of the National Forum to maintain the visibility of information literacy by collaborating on a variety of activities with a host of organizations, schools, colleges/universities, businesses, and governmental agencies to insure that information literacy is not overlooked and/or undervalued in the corridors of public policy as it moves forward with empowering all Americans to their fullest economic and social potential.
You can read more information about the National Forum on Information Literacy and its mission here: http://infolit.org/about-the-nfil/what-is-the-nfil/
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