Information Fluency Continuum Resolution
Whereas, school librarians teach all students unique skills including fluent and expert use of information; and
Whereas, the fluent and expert use of information is an essential 21st century information literacy skill that prepares students to be college and career ready
Whereas, the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (IFC) is an important educational framework that defines the information literacy and inquiry skills that
Whereas, the inquiry skills and strategies articulated in the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum are aligned with the New York State Common
Whereas, information fluency, like literacy, must extend in a coherent development continuum throughout the years of schooling, K–12 and beyond;
Whereas, the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum includes benchmark skills for grades Kindergarten-12 and assessments for each priority benchmark
Whereas, students must grow beyond being able to decode information to being able to use appropriate information in any situation; and
Whereas, students must be information fluent in order to thrive both in and out of school; and
Whereas information fluency skills are pivotal in helping all of our children become independent learners; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the New York Library Association (NYLA) Council:
1. endorses the adoption of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum document for use as a guiding framework in all schools taught by a school
2. directs the Executive Director to communicate with the State Education Department to encourage them to endorse and support the addition of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum document to the EngageNY website.
Adopted by the NYLA Council December 13, 2012
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