Academic fake news: “Information Wars” Part 3 of 4
Part 1 of 4
Fake news is a hot topic that is primarily focused on either fabricated or unfavorable media accounts, usually reported on digital outlets, newspapers, cable news or social media. I would be remiss if I failed to state that dismissing unfavorable or unflattering information is a human impulse. For example, it can be extremely cathartic to weigh yourself on a scale then yell, “fake news!” The problem lies with seeking confirmation bias about important events that impact the greater society writ large.
I published an article titled, “Linguistic Diversity in Libraries” in the July 10, 2018 edition of Library Journal. That article dealt with the narrowly focused issue of diversity in libraries that basically deals with disparities in wages and leadership positions. I explain methods to easily include diverse language in my library workday.
A few weeks ago one of the students in our Stanford Teacher Education Program wrote asking if Cubberley Library had bilingual children's books. She wrote "I am hoping to gather a collection of books to read aloud to expose young children to different languages as a start to learning to respect and appreciate different cultures." We have many in Spanish/English that are listed in our Spanish and Spanish/English children's books guide, but we needed to sc
Looking for a new take on that holiday favorite The Nutcracker? Cubberley Library has several including two that take place in Harlem, one from a mouse perspective, and one through the eyes of the toymaker's apprentice:
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, an idea started by PACER Center in 2006 but supported by organizations around the world, including the American Educational Research Association (AERA) which published Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations.