A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article summarizes the findings of a British study conducted by the Joint Information Systems Committee that studied the information seeking habits of those born after 1993. Some of the key highlights of this report:
Young people don’t develop good search strategies to find quality information.
They might find information on the Internet quickly, but they don’t know how to evaluate the quality of what they find.
They don’t understand what the Internet really is: a vast network with many different content providers.
The report also addresses the implications and challenges for the future role of libraries and librarians. To review the full report, click here. Please post your comments and let us know what you think.