Wednesday, February 06, 2008

UNESCO and IFLA launch Information Literacy Logo Contest

An international logo for information literacy projects? It may be coming soon.

Here is a press release from the UNESCO site:

UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invite everyone to propose an international Logo to identify the work on information literacy. The aim of creating this Logo is to make communication easier among those who carry out information literacy projects, their communities and societies in general.

The Logo will be available free of charge and promoted as an international symbol of information literacy. As adopted in the Alexandria Proclamation of 2005, at the High Level Colloquium on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning, information literacy is defined as a mean to empower “people in all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals”. Information literacy is a “basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion in all nations.” UNESCO and IFLA invite all institutions and organizations from different countries to participate in the Logo Contest design. Guidelines for submission of nominations are available at: If you represent an association or an organization and wish to endorse, support or promote this initiative in your country, please, send an email to the project coordinator:

Misako Ito, UNESCO, or
Jesus Lau, IFLA

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