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International Information Literacy Logo Released

Posted by Editor on August 15, 2008

“The logo communicates, in a simple way, the human ability to both search and access information, not only through traditional means, but also through the use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies), as it uses graphic resources known all over the world, such as the book and the circle. The first one symbolizes study, and the second, knowledge and information, which today are made more available through informatics, showing with this that its social aim is to communicate.

The book, open and next to the circle, comprises with it a visual metaphor representing those people who have the cognitive tools to reach information in a nimble way, as well as the desire to share this ability.”

The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier between those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities, and society in general. The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy.   It was created by Edgar Luy Pérez.

“To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. The information literate individuals are those who have learned how to learn.”

The International Logo Contest was organized on behalf of the Information Literacy Section of IFLA for UNESCO.

The initial funding for the logo contest came from UNESCO, as part of the Information for All Programme (IFAP), and was complemented by IFLA to create the website and a Logo promotional toolkit.

More Info and to Download Logo:  http://www.infolitglobal.info/logo/?s=home

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