Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience



Room 210


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Presentation Description

As the world has become an increasingly collaborative and networked place, there seems to have arisen among some educators and information professionals a resistance to allowing the use of these social and/or freely available network resources in any kind of academic work. I would like to suggest that there are appropriate and intelligent uses of readily available resources such as Google, Wikipedia, blogs, even Facebook and MySpace in academic settings. By “outlawing” the use of these resources we may indeed be cutting off important avenues of information, particularly for certain fresh and creative areas of research. This presentation strives to explore the who, what, when, where, why and how of appropriate uses of these technologies and networks in academic work and offer ideas on how to teach their use.


information literacy, Digital sources, Google, Wikipedia

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)


Sep 25th, 10:00 AM Sep 25th, 11:15 AM

Google Is Not a 4-Letter Word and Wikipedia Is Not an Obscenity

Room 210

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