I interviewed librarians of six of our sending high schools to ask them what they taught students about research, citing, and technology. I hoped to understand better what I could build on in my library instruction sessions. I found that while many librarians taught power point and i-movies, and one rather upscale school had a citation style guide highlighting the basics of APA and MLA, they do not teach anything about authority, timeliness or bias or any other means of evaluating information. Or even the best means of finding information.
Clink, K. (2009). Transitions: Scaffolding Research Skills, Building Bridges, Creating New Knowledge. Pacific Northwest Library Association's Centennial Conference: A Century of Cooperation, a Legacy of Leadership. August 5-7. Missoula, Montana.
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