National Information Literacy Awareness Month

October 20, 2011

By Presidential Proclamation October is National Information Literacy Awareness month! In today’s digital world, people who are information literate know how to find, access, and critically evaluate information to improve their health, environment, education, and productivity.

Having this skill set empowers us to make informed decisions about our lives and, in essence, take more responsibility for our individual welfare and that of the nation.

Take a few minutes to recognize and appreciate the information literacy skills that you use every day. Try to imagine what your life would be like without them.

If you have any questions about what information literacy is or feel that your skills aren’t up to par, stop by the Information Services Desk and chat with a Librarian. We would be glad to help you out!


Common Read – Outcasts United

October 3, 2011

Outcasts United by Warren St. John is this year’s Common Read selection. Fall 2011 marks the third year of SDSU’s common reading program.  Previous Common Reads were Mountains Beyond Mountains and Three Cups of Tea.

The campus effort will target freshmen seminar courses, but all SDSU faculty, staff and students are welcome to read the text and to integrate it in their courses and campus activities next fall.

The author, Warren St. John will be on campus on October 26th and the coach of the team, Luma Mufleh, will be here on November 9th.

More information about campus activities can be found on the SDSU Common Read website. Additional information on Outcasts can be found at the Outcasts United website.