Re. below, this article reference may be of interest to some, especially in
school, college and university libraries settings.
The article got a royal trouncing on the ILI-L Digest list-serve, but I
think Wilder has some worthwhile points to consider.
Wilder, Stanley. "Information Literacy Makes All the Wrong
Assumptions" The Chronicle of Higher Education 51(18)(7 January
2005): B13. ( http://chronicle.com/prm/weekly/v51/i18/18b01301.htm ). -
Wilder makes an interesting case for why information literacy
programs, a staple at many academic libraries, are a bad idea. Wilder
cites such problems as students who feel like they don't need any help
finding information, and our inability to reach even a fraction of the
potential audience with formal instruction. After arguing his case, he
then suggests an alternative model for librarians as teachers, stating
that "Librarians should use their expertise to deepen students'
understanding of the disciplines they study." By pairing
discipline-based and situational teaching moments with smarter, more
effective and more easily used information systems, "we can create
educational programs that reach everyone on our campuses, every time
they turn to us."
-From, Current Cites, January 2005.
Edited by Roy Tennant