Credibility Anchors and Thought Leadership
Our communities need to be able to rely on libraries and librarians to be "credibility anchors" and "thought leaders" with regard to credible information sources and shared facts.
But how can we accomplish this?
Libraries and library professionals should model and deploy disinformation-busting strategies like:
1. Engagement with and countering of "post truth" ideas by publicly and transparently fact checking harmful narratives using credible information sources.
2. Design of multimodal guides and messaging (on sites like library websites, newspapers, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.), authored by dedicated library & information science thought leaders, for deployment to our libraries and librarians who don't have time to develop resources themselves.
3. Work together as professionals to raise awareness of common challenges, test strategies, and reimagine solutions.
Let's take ambitious "next steps" together!!!