Monday, February 23, 2009

Credible Information and Trudi Jacobson

Trudi Jacobson has gotten some nice publicity. Her employer (University of Albany - SUNY) has issued a press release noting how important she is for the campus. It can be found at Credible Information: UA Libraries' Trudi Jacobson Teaches Proper Research Methods.

Here is an excerpt:

In that same course today, Jacobson teaches students how to effectively find and evaluate information sources. This is important in an era in which faculty have concerns about students relying too heavily on the Web and on Google searches for information. The ease of these searches may lull users into forgetting that you can't always believe what you find on the Internet. Jacobson and other User Education librarians focus heavily on distinguishing between what is and is not a credible source.

"I have a variety of exercises I can use that help students differentiate between results found when searching the Web vs. searching scholarly databases and Minerva, our online catalog. I have developed a guide to this effect," Jacobson said.

This has been a good year for Trudi Jacobson. She also is the winner of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. Congratulations Trudi!

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