Entries tagged with ‘information literacy’

Facts are Facts

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” This Aldous Huxley quote is displayed prominently at the top of our Fighting Fake News online guide. We created our fake news guideĀ because helping people develop the skills to evaluate informationĀ is central to our mission. So let’s talk about “alternative facts,” which popped up in […]

Fighting Fake News

Worried about fake news? Yeah, so are we. Fake news is no joke. It undermines facts, confuses local and national discussions, and threatens our very democracy. Libraries play a unique and important role in educating people about fake news. In fact, the mission of the Gustavus Library is “instructing in [information’s] use, interpretation, and evaluation.” […]