Information-Literacy Group Forms Standards Panel

The National Forum on Information Literacy, a group of academic, government, and professional organizations, today announced the creation of a panel to set national standards for proficiency in information literacy and to review exams in the field offered by the Educational Testing Service. The announcement comes just one week after ETS and other organizations held an information-literacy conference in Washington (The Chronicle, October 27).

”Policy makers, business leaders, and educators need to address the reality," said Lana W. Jackman, who helped organize the conference in Washington, in a news release, "that America’s competitive advantage, continued economic growth, and status as a world leader depends on its ability to produce a highly skilled, information-literate work force."

The new panel will meet in December.–Andrea L. Foster

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