Sunday, April 30, 2017
Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom
"Alt-Facts, Alt-Right, Alt-Reality"
With the rise of so-called "fake news," it is more important than ever to think critically about what we hear and read. As American astronomer Cliff Stoll said, "data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, and understanding is not wisdom." That is, just because you have some “facts” and share them doesn’t mean you’re informed or the “facts” are useful.
Librarians, who have long been activists, are mobilizing like never before ensure the free flow of information, protesting the Administration’s executive orders and working within their communities helping us all to grow as we participate ethically in discovering and using information.
About Jamie LaRue:
James (Jamie) LaRue is Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Author of "The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges" (Libraries Unlimited, 2007). He is a former public library administrator, academic librarian, newspaper columnist and TV author interview host. An experienced speaker, he has provided hundreds of keynotes, workshops, and webinars for trustees, communities, and librarians on such topics as effective library advocacy, digital publishing challenges, patron privacy, policy formation, and civic engagement.
Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
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