I second Judith's recommendation to read William Badke's new column, InfoLit Land, in ONLINE. You can't find it on the open web, but it's in all the big aggregators (ProQuest, EBSCO, InfoTrac, though none yet have the July/August issue up). Last issue's column (May/June Vol. 31(3), pp. 50-52) was Bill's intro, A Champion of Information Literacy, in which he outlines his credentials, but also gives us a hint at things to come:
For upcoming columns, I hope to look at ways to help students optimize thesaurus use in databases and to guide practitioners in new online noncommercial tools for plagiarism detection. I would like to evaluate the good and the bad of federated searching, enter the dark world of those who use only the open Web as an information source, and provide tips for those of us who are trying to convince our personal powers that be that information literacy is crucial to an educated work force. I want to explore the use of analog resources to teach digital navigation. I hope to determine whether or not it is possible to write a decent research paper using Google Scholar, Google Book Search, or A9.com alone. If so, the implications for up-and-coming researchers are promising and terrifying.I've worked with Bill before - when it comes to InfoLit, he knows his stuff! More on this current column, Blind Co-Browsing, Teachable Moments, and the Power of Gaming, soon.
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