The good news from my visit to Ohio this week is that it didn’t feel like there was as much resistance to the Wikipedia model, even from the librarians in attendance. (At least I didn’t get yelled at like in DC a few months ago…) I totally understand the difficulty many people have with the blurring of trusted/not to be trusted sources. And I got more of a sense of “this is going to be hard work” rather than “this is something we can’t do.” That’s the bottom line. None of this information literacy stuff is getting any easier, nor will it. I thought one of the most genuine moments of the conference was when one woman said something along the lines of “I’ve been a librarian for ten years and I have to tell you, I feel like a fraud. I don’t really know where to start when it comes to figuring out whether a site is believeable or not.” It’s not an easy admission, and I think a lot of people would just rather hold on to what they are used to, sticking to what they know. Problem is, of course, their kids aren’t. And I think once people understand the inevitability of it, the conversations turns from stopping it to dealing with it. That’s an important first step.