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Finding Facts at the Library

What part will libraries play in 2018?  Many people believe libraries will continue to serve as the place for responsible information and fact-finding about the world we live in.  After 2017 and the spread of fake news, libraries may in fact supply the instruction and truthful guidance we are looking for.

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Pew Report: Facebook Most Popular Platform for Seeking Information

When you think of finding the latest breaking news updates online, which social network comes to mind? The Pew Research Center recently published a report on a survey it conducted between January and February, 2016, with 4,654 members of the center’s American Trends Panel. The survey examined news-seeking habits of adults across social media platforms.[1] For libraries, these survey findings provide insight on how to best reach patrons on social media as well as how adults find information online.