Month: January 2017

Fighting fake news

“Rather than focus on identifying fake news, then, we decided it made more sense to teach students how to recognize good journalism.” (Source: ARCLog)

We did a fake news workshop at mpow. I like this approach as well.

“You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views.”

Source: The Doctor

I wonder if this is how Buffy felt the night before graduation day #snakedemon

“We would like to reaffirm our commitment to long-standing library traditions and values, which include the promotion of intellectual freedom, the protection of information from loss or erasure, and the mindful and critical use of information.”

Source: LMU Library News

Can you make a flier for that?

“I stopped making 8.5-by-11-inch fliers this semester and I haven’t regretted it for a single moment.” My latest post for Programming Librarian. (Not really: I’ve printed a few flyers, but it’s no longer part of my standard workflow.)

My Fitbit recommended that I lower my daily step count goal by 2000 steps. My Fitbit is managing my expectations.

“Approaching a question with an open mind, being willing to let evidence (not raw opinion, emotion, or group affinity) influence what you think, being committed to a method for truth-seeking that minimizes bias and harm, and doing this for the public good, not out of self-interest.”

Source: Library Babel Fish

Aletheia has started dreaming. Last night, she had a dream that a baby skeleton was eating her toes. Gods, that’s terrifying.