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The Use and Abuse of Social Media in the Post-Truth Era

by Paul Gatz Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post on this blog urging librarians to take information literacy outside the walls of the library and into the world of social media, where misinformation and outright falsehoods – which … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Instruction May Not Be Enough

by Margaret Ambrose Fake news is here to stay. Information professionals need to factor this reality into their strategic vision for the future because there is no turning back the clock on this one – Pandora’s Box is officially open. … Continue reading

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Information Literacy Outside the Walls of the Library

by Paul Gatz The news is fake, truth is dead, and facts aren’t even a “thing” anymore. A blunt initial assessment, but perhaps it can be fine-tuned. Yes, it can be difficult to distinguish between news items from reputable sources … Continue reading

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