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September 07, 2011


Totally agree with the need. Two thoughts:

1. There's also a Pondiscio aspect of this -- very hard for kids without much "core knowledge" to recognize websites with obvious errors or bias.

2. I wonder if media literacy is a possible new mission for librarians. Seth Godin wrote good blogs about it here and here. Because per your anecdote, this need isn't limited to kids.



What you are describing is information literacy, not media literacy. There is a clear distintion between the two, but many people use the phrase media literacy when they actually mean info lit.

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