The debate over how we read, perpetuated largely by media insiders, is starting to seem like little more than a distraction from the real problem: We have access to more information than ever, yet we do not know what to do with it. We are desperately information-illiterate.
Shelf Life: Information Overload is an excellent article with a magnificent solution to info-illiteracy: Talk with a public librarian. In our area talk with one in person or through the Timberland Regional Library Ask A Librarian service.
If you've never or rarely used a public library, don't fret, the staff is friendly and skilled. Ask questions.