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I don’t think your POV has been unpopular :D. Then again, I was an old-time forum user where flame wars were a weekly occurrence (I realise I sound like the retired old soldier right now… it’s true though!) I agree that reference librarians should, where they can, be helping students improve their ability to help themselves. Showing them where to access tools and guides, or how to engage with assessment, so their skills improve and they become more confident. I think there is an important distinction between information literacy and reference services which was mentioned in the readings, but yes, the aim is to help the student extend their learning.