Academic Librarian has a very interesting series of blog posts about this very same issue, from the librarian's perspective:
- part 1: Attention, Time-Wasters
- part 2: The Ethics of Fake Reference
- part 3: Alternatives to Deception
- part 4: Still They Persist
I really want to forward those posts to all my classmates, and the powers-that-be at my library school. I'm just not sure I'm brave enough though...