Suzanne Shurtz shares her experience as a librarian at the Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University. She explains useful techniques for finding relevant information on the Internet, based on the four Rs methodology, advising that all data should be reliable, recent, relevant, and readable. Shurtz speaks about the task of teaching these research mechanisms to students; nonetheless, she mentions that everyone can be able to find trustworthy material without the direct help of a specialist. As the trends in finding information change, she also explains what the role of the librarian is nowadays. Finally, Shurtz expresses her opinion regarding the use of new electronic devices for reading and the way that librarians can aid in this learning process, as well.
The Power of Information Literacy Suzanne Shurtz and Luis Barrueto
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Suzanne Shurtz is instructional services librarian at the Medical Sciences Library of Texas A&M University. Previously, she worked as information specialist and library assistant at South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, and student assistant at Springs Business Library of the University of South Carolina. Shurtz holds a BS in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and a MLIS from the University of South Carolina.