On Thursday, January 26th, the OWHL will host a conference on the “Post-Truth” political and media environment and provide a forum for the collective creation of design solutions to the challenges this new era poses to libraries, librarians, and their mission to develop an informed citizenry.
This “Post-Truth” era with “alternative facts” ushers in an urgent opportunity for librarians and educators. We must reevaluate and reactivate our role in equipping citizens with the digital literacy skills necessary to assess the quality and veracity of information and to approach socially important issues with an open, tolerant, and curious mind.
With that in mind, here are some articles the OWHL staff has been reading to prepare. Take a look and join the conversation on January 26th at the “Libraries in a Post-Truth World” conference.
This event is sold out. However, we will livestream the event to an adjacent room in the library. If you would like to attend this event, please email Derek Curtis (email@example.com). You will be contacted if tickets become available for this alternate location.