In this interview, David Wilson explains how information literacy in university libraries can help students and faculty access, evaluate, and employ information ethically. In particular, he talks about how the ethical use of information can help to avoid plagiarism through the proper attribution of sources. Although it may seem that we live in an era in which access to information is effortless, students are in fact having trouble delimiting the results of their searches. According to Wilson, quality of education can be improved by learning how to properly research a topic and by developing a critical approach to evaluating information.
Information Literacy in University Libraries David W. Wilson
Special Collection Room Universidad Francisco Marroquín Guatemala, March 11, 2010
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, March 2010 Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Mario Estrada; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Ximena García; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Jennifer Keller; publication: Carlos Petz/Daphne Ortiz
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David Wilson is assistant professor and information literacy librarian at Elizabeth Huth Coates Library, Trinity University. He was also reference and instruction librarian at John F. Kennedy Library, Eastern Washington University. He has published some articles, such as: "Information Literacy across the Curriculum: Expanding Horizons," College and Undergraduate Libraries (with Michelle S. Millet and Jeremy Donald) and "Monitoring Technology Trends with Podcasts, RSS, and Twitter," Library Hi-Tech News. Wilson holds a BA in Visual Arts (Media) from the University of California, a MS in Information Studies and a MFA in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas at Austin.