In a world where terms like alternative facts and fake news exist, it's more important than ever for librarians to guide their patrons to reliable sources. Guiding them, however, isn't enough. With so many people having access to the internet, it's easy for misinformation to spread. Librarians must create opportunities to teach their patrons (of all ages) how to assess the information they receive for themselves. Teaching patrons the skills they need to determine if it something is real or fake, biased or objective, is the future of librarianship.
Meeting Type: Ignite Session
Interests: Adult Services, Community Engagement, Government Documents & Information, Independent Librarians, Information Commons, Information Literacy, Instruction, Librarianship, Library School Education, Outreach Services, Public Programs, Public Relations, Public Services, Reference Services, Rural and Small Libraries, Social Change, Technology, Transforming Libraries, Virtual Communities and Libraries, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Academic, Community College, High School, Information-related Organization, Library School, Middle School, Prison Library, Public, Rural, School/Media Center, State Library, Student, Tribal, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.