Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to Engage a New Generation

Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to Engage a New Generation. I just noticed a mention of the upcoming book Using Pop Culture to Teach Information Literacy: Methods to Engage a New Generation.

This has yet to be released (it looks to be coming out in late April) but this sure looks fun. I am not sure how good of an author Linda D. Behen is but this topic has all kinds of interesting possibilities. Personally, I like to use Buffy the Vampire Slayer to teach information literacy skills but I realize she is no longer popular with my new students.

More details can be found from the publisher site. I will be ordering my copy soon.

2 comments:

Hugo Vargas said...

Los jóvenes viven al lado de nosotros y, tal parece que están alejados de nosotros, los bibliotecarios. Al menos en mi país, México, la alfabetización informativa comienza a ser instaurada en las universidades (muy pocas actualmente), pero, con énfasis muy pujante. Espero leer este libro que propone, en su tabla de contenido, puntos para relacionar la alfabetización informativa con la cultura pop; no debemos olvidar que las personas de esta edad poseen un tipo e interés distinto con el que nos formamos nosotros, siendo gamers desde pequeños, con un acceso a información sin paralelo con la generación pasada; pero, también con problemas para evaluar dicha información y descartar aquello que es bueno, de aquello que no lo es.

Hugo Vargas

Michael said...

Hugo,

I do not read Spanish. Here is the Babel Fish translation of what you wrote:

"The young people live next to us and, so seems that they are remote of us, the librarians. At least in my country, Mexico, the informative alphabetization begins to be restored in the universities (very few at the moment), but, with very mighty emphasis. I hope to read this book that proposes, in its table of content, points to relate the informative alphabetization to the pop culture; we do not have to forget that the people of this age have a type and different interest with which we formed, being gamers from small, with an access to information without parallel with the last generation; but, also with problems to evaluate this information and to discard what it is good, what it is not it."

As this appears legit, I will keep your post even if I do not quit understand it.