Wednesday, March 19, 2008


So the first step of information literacy is to recognize when you need to seek information. So outside of school, this would mean doing your research before buying a house, a car, getting married (licenses, finances and name changes, etc.), investments, taxes, and opening your own business. But who would have ever thought you needed to do your research before closing your own business? Here's a story of a local woman who got a letter when she advertised her going-out-of-business sale, that she needed to pay a $5o fee for a going-out-of-business license. This isn't a city law, it is the state of Pennsylvania! As an information professional (though not a business-minded person in the least), I never would have thought I needed to research what permits one needs to close down.

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