Discussion of Literacy in the Read/Write Web

As society is growing, so is technology. It's great that everyone has a voice. Sure, if I am unsure about something and I need information quick, going online is a great way to access information. As a librarian, I am glad that there is a great vast of information out there (even with the use of web 2.0 tools) so people can find information at home. This concerned me abit at first because does this make the librarian obsolete now that print books are being digitalized for easier access and being processed with archival procedures so the source lives forever as mentioned in Richardson's book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms. No, because even though the librarian is surrounded by print and electronic resources, the patrons still need the assistance of how to find the information on the web. In my opinion from Richardson's "New Literacies" concept, I believe that people would need to grow the knowledge of Information Literacy Skills. The basis of my curriculum to my students is on two main skills: Literature Literacy and Information Literacy.

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