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Information literacy more than just Googling

Sharon Weiner, the recently appointed W. Wayne Booker Endowed Chair in Information Literacy for Purdue Libraries, is the vice president of the National Forum on Information Literacy. Here, Weiner answers questions about her position and the importance of information literacy beyond the basic Google search....

Q: What can a reference librarian do that I can't do on Google?

A: They know about more sophisticated strategies to find information and more efficient ways to find information than Google and teach you. They can teach you to evaluate those sources you find on Google and get better, more accurate results.

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