Can Resources Pass the Litmus Test for Validity?
Identifying reliable data relies directly on who authored the information. I recently attended an online training on Zoom. One of the presenters spoke about compiling information for a speech presentation. She remarked, "One does not have to go to the library when you have all the information you need on the computer." Yes, it's convenient to access from home; however, is the data obtained from a reliable resource? Internet websites do not necessarily provide us with the most authoritative information.
Primarily librarians are the best skilled in knowing the criteria for trustworthy information. They can create library website portals or post signs that instruct users on various methods for selecting sound resources. Also, librarians can provide to the public verifiable shared information electronically via telephone, chat, text, and email.