April 2020

Misinformation, Social Media, and You

  • Posted on: 8 April 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

This is the first post in a series about media literacy. What is media literacy? It’s the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create and act using information in all forms. (source https://namle.net/publications/media-literacy-definitions/)

We’re all doing our part to social distance and to flatten the curve by staying home when we can, and for many of us, that means spending more time on social media to keep ourselves connected to our friends and loved ones. With the increased usage of social media across all platforms during this time, information, both good and bad, can spread incredibly fast, hitting thousands, even millions, of social media feeds within hours.

More Trusted Resources for Information on COVID-19

  • Posted on: 5 April 2020
  • By: Michelle Brightwell

COVID-19 is impacting all of us in different ways. The library provides an easy way for you to get reliable and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. See below for a list of resources to keep you informed.

To read the Library’s initial post regarding information about COVID-19, please click here. (Please note that the links will provide the most up-to-date information).

For global information about COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) has created this webpage for their most up-to-date information.