Hi everyone,

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. "[40]Information Literacy Makes All the Wrong
   Assumptions"  [41]The Chronicle of Higher Education  51(18)(7 January
   2005): B13. ( ). -
   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 [2]Roy Tennant