Librarian: 'Just say no to Wikipedia'

Does this librarian think her "Just say No" campaign will work any better than Nancy Reagan's? This brief article details her campaign to encourage her students to use anything but Wikipedia, with the support of parents and faculty. Check it out here. I'm from the school of "let's teach students how to evaluate their sources" rather than this route-- this seems to promote more anger towards an interfering librarian.

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Missing an Opportunity here

In addition to the aforementioned "let's teach students how to evaluate their sources" why not make finding mistakes a positive thing by having the students make corrections. Or even, gasp!, have the students write "authoritative" articles themselves.

Not part of the job?

Looks like we went to the same "let's teach students how to evaluate their sources" institution of learning, Anonymous Patron.

Is teaching students how to evaluate sources not part of the librarian job description at this school? Maybe she's overworked and "didn't want to deal" with Wikipedia. Either way it's unfortunate.

another point of view

here from a self-styled Wikipedia junkie.

Personally, I think it's a good jumping off point when you're investigating something and are not sure where to start.

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