Information Literacy Quotes

Quotes tagged as "information-literacy" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Dorothy L. Sayers
“Has it ever struck you as odd, or unfortunate, that today, when the proportion of literacy is higher than it has ever been, people should have become susceptible to the influence of advertisement and mass propaganda to an extent hitherto unheard of and unimagined?”
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Lost Tools of Learning

“...our students should be playing Beethoven with research processes, but instead we are hearing Mary Had a Little Lamb.”
William Badke

“The professor is not merely an information dispensing machine, but a skilled navigator of a complex landscape.”
William Badke

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Do not believe all that you hear and see.
Always check the original source of information.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The question is not why should we change but rather what sort of death wish are we promoting by refusing to change?”
William Badke

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Never believe all that you hear.
Always verify the original source of information.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Larry Beinhart
“The really strange thing about this is that it was one of the Fog Facts.

That is, it was not a secret. It was known. But it was not known. That is, if you asked a knowledgeable journalist, or political analyst, or a historian, they knew about it. If you yourself went and checked the record, you could find it out. But if you asked the man in the street if President Scott, who loved to have his picture taken among the troops and driving armored vehicles and aboard naval vessels, if you asked if Scott had found a way to evade service in Vietnam, they wouldn't have a clue, and, unless they were anti-Scott already, they wouldn't believe it.

In the information age there is so much information that sorting and focus and giving the appropriate weight to anything have become incredibly difficult. Then some fact, or event, or factoid mysteriously captures the world's attention and there's a media frenzy. Like Clinton and Lewinsky. Like O. J. Simpson. And everybody in the world knows everything about it. On the flip side are the Fog Facts, important things that nobody seems able to focus on any more than the can focus on a single droplet in the mist. They are known, but not known.”
Larry Beinhart, The Librarian