Information Literacy Makes All the Wrong Assumptions

Academic librarians were quick to react to the threat posed by Internet competition. In 1989, half a dozen years before the first official release of Netscape, they recognized the explosion in networked information and proposed “information literacy,” a reinvention of the educational function of the academic library.

Stanley Wilder goes on to criticize academic libraries for their choice and suggests a different method for teaching students.

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