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Wanna get librarians talking? Talk about Wikipedia. But an interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education talks about a new challenge for educators. Referencing the Project Information Literacy report (it’s very good and worth a read)that shows that overwhelmingly, college students use Wikipedia as a pre-search or launching pad tool that gets them moving toward other sources, the article posits that academics had better populate Wikipedia sites with great links if they want their students going to better sources.
Want folks going to better sites? Put those links on the Wikipedia page yourself.
Here’s one example mentioned in the article:
Is this a role for librarians?