School Librarians’ Role in ‘Crap Detection’ Cited — The Digital Shift | Library world, new trends, technologies |

"Librarians fostering information literacy: assessing content/"crap detection"


The crisis of information literacy, a familiar issue within the library community, is getting some wider attention.

In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson cites a recent study that reveals the paucity of search skills among so-called digital natives at both high school and college levels. Importantly he gets to the vital role school librarians play in fostering information literacy, including the critical approach to content, dubbed “crap detection” by Howard Rheingold."

Via Vesna Cosic, Karen du Toit, Joao Brogueira