Information Literacy Weblog: WILU report – As we may think

Here’s the slides from the keynote of the Canadian annual information literacy conference.
WILU report – As we may think.

The second part of that title was taken from the paper by Vannevar Bush (1945). They use his vision of the scientist in a technically connected work to reflect on the situation now (when not just scientists, but citizens more generally have access to the internet and cheap devices such mobile phones). They argue that this connectedness has raised issues and challenges that Bush did not envision.

Another key part of our argument presents information literacy as not just a personal attribute, but as a soft applied discipline, leading to its application in a field of social action.