Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Information Literacy is Dead

Matthews, Brooke

IL - fake news

Johnson, B. (2017). INFORMATION LITERACY IS DEAD: The role of libraries in a post-truth world. Computers in Libraries, 37(2), 12-15. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/docview/1891747111?accountid=10361

How do we prove our "worth" to the world as informational experts when everyone believe Google has all the answers? For years libraries have insisted that facts are important but what now in this post-truth world. Libraries must continue to provide quality information. If facts and information can't be trusted than for sure the "librarian is dead."

In this age of social media how can a librarian beat the fast fingers of someone out there on Twitter or Facebook? Who should the public believe? I think teaching students about "fake news" and who to trust is so valuable. None of the current students today even know what a card catalog is.

Having lessons that teach about reputable websites and sources is a tool students can use throughout their education.

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