Originally posted on School Library Journal, February 15, 2017
Fake news is everywhere, and many Americans in this digital age struggle to sort fact from fiction. As the concern for fake news and what to to with it grows, students and researchers are turning to the library for reliable, authoritative tools to aid proper research.
K.C. Boyd, Library Media Specialist @ East St. Louis Senior High School, shares how she overcomes the barriers to fake news:
“Our administration encourages us to have conversations with the students and integrate today’s news into our lessons to make them more meaningful. Of the student body—which is 99 percent African American and one percent Hispanic, many echo the feelings of their parents: that some of the changes we have in store may affect their family unit heavily.”
“One source that is helpful is Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints In Context [a subscription database], which is helpful when students are writing research papers or participating in a class discussion.”
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K.C. BoydAIR JORDAN