First of all, Pete Coco, you’ve got a cool/ridiculous name, which I like. Secondly, I really enjoyed your guest blog post for ACRLog on web-scale discovery in a Google world. You made a nice point of noting that what web scale borrows from Google does not make it Google. Students do not typically use a library tool for known searches, which is what they typically use Google for. Thus, students still need to be schooled in proper search techniques when not dealing with the familiar.
Put another way: good learning is best facilitated by good pedagogy. The tool is not the pedagogy and it’s hard to imagine how it ever could be. Because of all the concepts and conventions implicit to scholarship, the scholarly resource that is not improved for students by expert intervention is and always will be a chimera. The future of teaching librarianship as a profession will only demand more vigilance on this point.