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The End of Wisdom? by David Baker, Wendy Evans

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Chapter 19

Reinvigorated Opportunities

Libraries as Essential Institutions for Youth

Daniella Smith     College of Information at the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA

Abstract

Whether it is in a cloud or in a printed book, there is no doubt that the world hungers for information. The current generation of youth has more access to information than any other. Youth continually create, share and manipulate information in a variety of formats. Readily available information in digital formats present youth with numerous opportunities and challenges. Learning information literacy skills such as discerning creditable resources, synthesising information and exhibiting digital citizenship behaviours are essential to their well-being. However, ...

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