I agree many seemed to be a little anti the idea of asking for help for fear of building a dependence or laziness and inhibiting the users need to build skills. Do you think their is a difference in this case between academic libraries servicing students and those aimed at the general public? i.e students should be building these skills for themselves while the general public may only be occasional users. Do you believe that your interactions has contributed to your own ‘information literacy’ and that the questions you are asking a becoming more specialised and focused as you build skills.
I enjoyed your post