News Literacy: Conquering “Fake News”

The Estes Valley Library has been selected as one of only five libraries nationwide to convene Media Literacy programming through a grant from the American Library Association. The library will bring together residents with a variety of perspectives, in the goal that civic engagement can be elevated so that Fake News does not divide our valley.

 

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Concerned by Fake News? The Library Is Too   “It’s uncomfortable watching news on outlets I once trusted. I find myself questioning whether the information is true…” column by Diana Laughlin, Tech Literacy Librarian

America’s News  U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country.

Universal Class “History’s Greatest Conspiracies” In this course, we will examine some of the most influential conspiracy theories in history, dealing with some of the world’s most historic events, such as the NASA Moon Landing, the assassination of John K. Kennedy, and the horrific Tuskegee Experiments.

How to Spot Fake News  tips from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions