Breaking down the library walls: responding to the needs of the Google generation

Denise Turner


Changes in technology and availability of information online bring both challenges and opportunities. How can librarians change their practice and respond to the needs of a generation who have grown up with the Internet? This chapter presents two case studies focusing on initiatives to break down some of the barriers students face in developing information literacy.

Key words

embedded librarians

critical thinking



New technology provides many opportunities to support students virtually. It could be argued that a generation who have grown up with the Internet no longer require face to face help from librarians. Instead ...

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