A Big Win Against Misinformation in New Jersey!
We were proud to support NJASL's info literacy bill to ensure that students in New Jersey learn how to navigate misinformation and disinformation on the internet.
Students across New Jersey are struggling to navigate "information overload" and they face an excessive quantity of daily information which can cause difficulty with finding and critically evaluating information effectively. Information literacy skills are vital to help students achieve academic success and make informed decisions.
Following an email action campaign from EveryLibrary in support of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians, the New Jersey bipartisan Information Literacy bill A4169/S588 was signed by Governor Phil Murphy on January 4th, 2023.
The bill will help ensure that students across New Jersey learn the vital skills they need to achieve academic success and make informed decisions.
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The bill was sponsored by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians.
"NJASL had been working on the Information Literacy bill since 2016 and had pieces of advocacy in place to move the legislative bill forward. However, when we began working with EveryLibrary, they helped NJASL develop a coordinated plan to build coalitions and engage their stakeholders to move S588 to the finish line.
The SaveSchoolLibrarians.org petitions were a key advocacy piece in garnering bipartisan support for S588. " - Mary Moyer Stubbs, NJASL Legislative Advocate
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The bill’s key goals are creating standards, so students can learn to evaluate information critically and competently, recognize relevant primary and secondary information, and distinguish between facts, points of view, and opinions.