Public Libraries and the Battle Against Misinformation


As we have seen in areas ranging from public health to the presidential elections, misinformation can shape behavior that jeopardizes individual health and safety.

As institutions committed to ensuring access to information, do public libraries have a responsibility to address misinformation? Can libraries take a position in the current landscape of funding and politics? How can libraries use programming and other services to win ground in an ever-increasingly complicated field?

Join our panelists as they discuss these questions and share their insight.

Christa Werle, Librarian
Jason Young, Senior Research Scientist, Technology & Social Change Group, University of Washington
Jevin West, Associate Professor at University of Washington and Director of the Center for an Informed Public