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Information Literacy in a Digital World

In November 2016, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) released a study on information literacy in American students. The study took place between January 2015 and June 2016, and tested over 7,500 students. They put the students through a series

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Radical librarianship: NYT interviews Carla Hayden

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass (quoted by Carla Hayden) In this piece from The New York Times, Ana Marie Cox interviews the recently appointed 14th librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden. Ms. Hayden explores

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In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play

Some of you may have heard of the recent controversy surrounding Facebook’s “top stories” function promoting misleading, sloppily reported, or even completely made up news stories. Concern has escalated following the election, with many citing the exchange of falsified news

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