Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thurs Dec 15 #publibchat questions - #infolit #fakenews

This week the chat will likely be a little less structured, since the longer version of the topic is something like,

How can public libraries help our communities with information literacy, in context of fake news, sponsored links, email chains, conspiracy theories, and unreliable sources?

But here are some questions to think about. You should also check out the resources post if you have time/inclination (and please comment there or tweet at us about additional resources!).

Q1 - What role do you feel the public library plays/should play in information literacy?

Q2 - Is your library currently providing any information literacy services/training?

Q3 - What changes do you plan to implement at your library to help information literacy in your community?

Q4 - How might public libraries partner with schools and other local organizations to help with information literacy?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Information Literacy and Fake News Resources for Public Libraries

Please leave your suggestions for resources in the comments!

General and Public Library Resources

Libguides/Resource Sites - Public Libraries

Friday, December 9, 2016

December 15 #publibchat: Information Literacy

A regular #publibchat on Twitter for folks in public libraries has started, and our next topic is:

Information Literacy in Public Libraries 

Join us at the hashtag #publibchat

Thursday December 15

9pm ET / 8 CT / 7 MT / 6 PT

December's #publibchat will be about the role public libraries can play to increase information literacy in our communities. We are working up some questions now. If you have any suggestions, please send them in!

This topic is always of importance, but is being talked about particularly right now due to the concern about fake news on social media during the recent election. Come ready to share what you are doing and help us brainstorm how we might be more intentional providing this kind of service.

You can follow our @publibchat twitter account for updates on scheduled chats. You can also see the questions in advance, and prior topic chat logs here at

Thanks! Look forward to chatting on December 15th!