As “Do the research” becomes a rallying cry for conspiracy theorists, classical information literacy is not enough.
Link and alert thanks to: Library Link of the Day
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WASHINGTON – February 26, 2019 –
“Meet Lilly Ann Granderson, a woman born into slavery who secretly teaches hundreds of other enslaved people to read. Or Julián, a young boy who dresses himself as a mermaid, using his Abuela’s curtain and potted fern. Both individuals are found in educator-recommended children’s books that reflect the diversity of today’s students and readers and are among the 36 books featured in this year’s Read Across America program.”
Source: NEA – Read Across America
“When you visit a public library, you get to meet the librarians and others who build and care for those collections. You know there are people who empty the garbage cans, who put back the borrowed books, who maintain the computers, and who determine what ends up on the shelf.”
“A digital library, on the other hand, is “just” a web site. You don’t really see the people who build it – we are often anonymous. But the Internet Archive wasn’t built by computers and algorithms.”
Editor’s Note: Visit the archive site at https://www.archive.org/
Editor’s Note: I disagree with this article. The site, and its keepers, and the tools used, are not friendly for librarians or most others. It is dominated by those who turn away criticism, replace materials without reason, and seek to keep out those who don’t follow them. The hierarchy of the old guard keeps out anyone who thinks differently. Too bad.. was a good concept and got lost by giving all the power of truth to the leaders with the most history and who dominate the site and its posts.
See how Wikipedia, its community, and libraries are increasingly working together to provide free and open information to all in this excerpt from Leveraging Wikipedia: Connecting Communities of Knowledge (ALA Editions, 2018).
It’s not all finding secret notes from Keith Richards… but some of it is.