That’s the headline on a piece in today’s Law.com. It pushes the value of Information Literacy as a key skill for all students and particularly law students.
They quote from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education
“Information technology skills enable an individual to use computers, software applications, databases, and other technologies to achieve a wide variety of academic, work-related, and personal goals. Information literate individuals necessarily develop some technology skills”.
“Information literacy, … is an intellectual framework for understanding, finding, evaluating, and using information — activities which may be accomplished in part by fluency with information technology, in part by sound investigative methods, but most important, through critical discernment and reasoning.”
I’d be interested in whether others talk about how Google works, what it does, and what it can’t do. Anyone telling young lawyers about the invisible Web?