EVALUATING INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY IS A SKILL THAT IS TIMELY—AND TIMELESS.

EVALUATING INFORMATION FOR ACCURACY IS A SKILL THAT IS TIMELY—AND TIMELESS.

Two out of three of adults in the U.S. today say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events.*  Thankfully, we have librarians, because teaching people how to be better consumers of information is the fundamental task at the heart of their profession.

Information literacy skills are needed now more than ever to help people navigate the rapidly evolving world of online media and marketing.  Librarians are trained to assist patrons in understanding and evaluating accurate information. Learn how libraries are fighting fake news.

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*According to a survey by Pew Research Center, most Americans suspect that made-up news impacts decision-making. This sense is shared widely across incomes, education levels, partisan affiliations and most other demographic characteristics. These results come from a survey of 1,002 U.S. adults conducted from Dec. 1 to 4, 2016.  For more information, visit: http://www.journalism.org/2016/12/15/many-americans-believe-fake-news-is-sowing-confusion/

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