How has technology changed reference services?
Search strategies / problems / challenges
Repetition - helps reinforces the information conveyed.
What has the Google Age done to change the library profession?...As a college librarian, students think they can write their paper from a Google search! Lack of HS prep?
In RI - Grade 6 is last "library" curriculum?
Evaluation as problem--wiki--use REFs? Use domains?
Everything LOOKS like a website when they are ONLINE - .edu; .gov; .org - but it's Joe Schmoe's blog!!; Google results look like DB results
Museums/PBS have amazing websites to go with the original productions; less scary stuff but still overwhelming
One man's treasure/trash - if it's old it may be great (Crimea War - then, now?--similar?)
Teachers that assign inappropriate topics for materials at their students levels; Glendale quarries - Burrillville; Stephen Hopkins for 4th graders; Catholic saint namesakes
What to do??? Talk to faculty/teachers about their assignments. - Labor intensive; constant; was here before the Internet and will still be here after; but everything is a one-off and needs to be done over and over because its not systemic.
More instruction--be great if it were mandatory!
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