Link Round-Up: April 2018




Below are some top stories from the library and information science fields from the month of April. Many were originally curated by the ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries’ blog. In light of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, it seems that data and user privacy is the hot topic, although it’s something librarians have been thinking about and concerned with for a long time and the following stories reflect this trend. Plus, the first story is a write up on the “Know News: Engaging with Mis- and Dis- Information” symposium that took place at Simmons College, April 21-22, 2018.

“Know News, Good News” via InsideHigherEd

“State of America’s Libraries 2018” via American Libraries Magazine

“This PSA About Fake News from Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears” via BuzzFeed

“The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World” via Pew Research Center

“Majority of U.S. adults still think the internet is ‘mostly’ good for society – but that number is falling” via TechCrunch

“Libraries in the Digital Age: A Conversation with Rachel Cobb” via eLearningInside News

“How Libraries Are Reinventing Themselves to Fight Fake News” via Forbes

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