The importance of protecting information through schools, colleges, libraries.
On 12 September WSRadio had an interview feature with longtime Information Literacy advocate Esther Grassian, and Jeff Share, hosted by Jose Cruz. There are 2 parts to the audio recording, just under 30 minutes each, the theme being The importance of protecting information through schools, colleges, libraries. "With all of our information outlets, truth and facts are vulnerable to manipulation and abuse. Information is power. Our colleges, like UCLA are engaging in work that looks at the role of information in our lives and confronts issues of trust, validity, and equity. Our guests, Esther Grassian and Dr. Jeff Share, both from the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, talk about the work that is being done to protect information and to educate librarians and teachers about information sources, threats to truth, and the importance of teaching our students and library users to know and test facts. The implications for traditional literacy are big, especially as relates to critical comprehension." http://wsradio.com/09-12-19-the-importance-of-protecting-information-through-schools-colleges-libraries/ Photo by Sheila Webber, taken in Second Life (TM Linden Lab)