MISINFORMATION IS NO MATCH FOR A LIBRARIAN.
Separating fact from fiction poses a unique challenge in the internet era: a recent study found that 80% of middle schoolers couldn’t distinguish between sponsored news content and real journalism.*
With their research expertise and commitment to accuracy, librarians play a key role in helping students and the general public strengthen their media literacy and critical thinking skills.
Learn what can you do to help spread the word about the important role of libraries in people’s lives.
*“Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning.” Stanford History Education Group, November 2016. Available at: https://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/V3LessonPlans/Executive%20Summary%2011.21.16.pdf
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