Young Learners Need Librarians,
Not Just Google
Mark Moran, 03.22.10, 03:00 PM EDT
The ubiquity and ease of Google searches could make kids' minds go soft without the ability to critique or contextualize the answers.A year ago The New York Times presented a multimedia, packaged gift to school librarians everywhere. With its profile of Brooklyn, N.Y., school librarian Stephanie Rosalia, at long last, a major newspaper had chronicled the 21st century school librarian’s role as Web curator and information literacy specialist.
The article made the Times’ "most e-mailed" list for days and was featured on more than 100 blogs, as educators and parents everywhere recognized the need for media specialists to guide students. Read more ....