So, I consider myself a realist when it comes to the ease and efficiency of technology's role in locating information. Then again, I find myself in the classroom with the group of digital natives who perhaps didn't grow up with books or access to a good library. They have little history with print, and so they don't know to demand content that is edited and fact-checked. They arrive at college supremely confident in their ability to find information quickly online, and it comes as an unwelcome shock to hear that they really should think critically about the 'information' they find there.
How much easier my job would have been with books! Instead I drone on about how to find articles in library databases, and how and why those articles are probably going to make their instructors happier than the ones they find on wikipedia. The word 'journal' means very little without a paper precedent to point to, and why should they use these 'journal' things when it's easier and faster to find an article online that's just brimming with truthiness?
I think information literacy is going to be an ever-expanding responsibility for librarians in the coming years. I'm glad to say my library seems really attuned to this, and I'm proud to be on the front lines as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. The glaring challenge, of course, is how in the world to reach these students.