Tend to be visual learners, get bored quickly (lectures)
Hold a positive view of technology
It’s been suggested that these students are often overconfident because they equate their technology savvy with information literacy.
OCLC white paper on information habits of college students found that 80% of undergrads use Web search engines for all or most assignments, while only half used the library’s subscription-based resources.*
Mesa, Ariz., public schools' has announced the decision to remove teacher-librarians from 87 schools. School library media specialists and advocates of school libraries across the country are joining together to decry the elimination of every teacher-librarian over a three-year period. The Mesa public school system is the largest in the state, with almost 74,000 students. The positions were eliminated primarily because of a deficit of more than $20 million—caused by declining student enrollment and a state budget deficit of $1.2 billion.
“ The Google generation is a myth according to a new report by the British Library - just because kids grow up using the Internet doesn't mean they're adept at using the Web. Although young people demonstrate an ease and familiarity with computers, they rely on the most basic search tools and do not possess the critical and analytical skills to assess the information that they find on the web.”
Information Behavior of the Researcher of the Future.