Ok, since the ladies are beginning to give me a hard time about not posting, I'm finally breaking down and writing something! (However, since I haven't had the time to read any YA lit...or done any YA programs...or even been able to complete a whole journal article without falling asleep - I'm finding it hard to find something to post about.)
However, when in doubt, I always say turn to your one true love - Wikipedia. I personally LOVE wikipedia. I have it saved as one of my favorite sites and make sure I read their featured articles, "newest article" facts, and picture caption on a daily basis (yes, I know I live a sad, lonely life! LOL) Well, I was delightfully surprised last month when School Library Journal feature a brief article, "Can We Make Peace with Wikipedia?"
The two most satisfying tidbits of information for me were: 1) Wikipedia articles are far more accurate than most librarians give them credit it for....and 2) Wikipedia users are predominately college educated. The article challenged that librarians shouldn't be fighting against wikipedia but instead work with our students to teach them how to better use and judge wikipedia articles! (A point I've long been arguing!)
SCORE ONE FOR WIKIPEDIA!!!