Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up

Scrabble tiles that spell "Fake News"

As librarians everywhere will attest, fake news is not new; fabricated stories have been presented as truth for centuries. But take a divided electorate and add a social media landscape where misinformation is shared with a click, and interest in the topic has soared.

Learning to decipher fact from fiction is a key skill for all news consumers, and libraries across the country are stepping up to help patrons gain the information literacy skills they need. With that in mind, Programming Librarian has compiled the following round-up of resources* to help libraries deliver their best programming about fake news.

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Libraries across the country are helping their patrons and students sharpen their news-discernment skills. Brush up on available resources to explore how your library can get involved.

Do you have other go-to resources that are not listed below? Please share them in the comments or email us at programminglibrarian@ala.org


LibGuides and resources


Further reading

*Thanks to Nicole A. Cooke of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign iSchool for providing several of these resources. Check out Dr. Cooke's Programming Librarian webinar, "Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy."