Are We Responsible for Representing All Viewpoints in Collections When Some are Clearly Misinformation?
I really struggle whether to purchase self-published or agenda-based publisher materials that clearly have no basis in fact. Ethically, should we have these materials in our collections? Is creative cataloging an easy out? Titles get the push on fringe websites, podcasts, or biased news sources so we get suggestions for purchase. Are we exacerbating the problem by providing access to known misinformation? It'd be helpful if ALA could come up with some guidelines for how to deal with these resources.