As 2022 comes to a close, we’ve lived through another year of fake news and misinformation being at the forefront of conversations. Information providers have always dealt with misinformation by providing factual information to their patrons. Information literacy is a springboard to providing students, patrons, and the community the tools they need to be critical thinkers. We can strengthen the members of our communities by offering them a multitude of opportunities to strengthen their critical thinking and researching skills. In turn, our community members are empowered to discern fact from fiction, and to ask relevant questions of doctors, research that medical information they’re given is up-to-date, and even make safer financial decisions. Information literacy skills can be built at any age or stage of life.
*No Sweat Librarian, October 2, 2019 blog
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