Saturday, August 17, 2013

Information Literacy Program for Teens

Today I helped present an information literacy program for teens at the New River Library in Pasco County, Florida.  It was an amazing experience and I learned a lot about how teens today are doing research.

As was expected, most teenagers do their research by starting with Google.  Not one of the participants today realized that Pasco County libraries have numerous databases that can be accessed anywhere using a library card.  This really shocked them.  More importantly, I also learned that many teachers do not teach their students that the libraries offer this service.

The next seminar:  Information Literacy for Teachers and Resources for Students.

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