Friday, March 13, 2009

Pope Works to Improve Information Literacy of Curia

I love this.

“I have been told that consulting the information available on the Internet would have made it possible to perceive the problem early on,” Benedict wrote. “I have learned the lesson that in the future in the Holy See we will have to pay greater attention to that source of news.”

As the ACRL Information Literacy Guidelines put it:

  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information effectively and efficiently
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

2 comments:

TR said...

What is this first they accept Galileo and now they are using the internet?

Paul G said...

And for every step forward, two steps back:
http://news.aol.com/article/pope-condoms-aids/384211

The Pope says that condoms increase the spread of AIDS.