Internet Librarian International

The Think Tank for Information Professionals

Authors

  • Katherine Allen Information Today Europe

Abstract

The 2017 Internet Librarian International (ILI) conference was a huge success. Katherine Allen, Business Development Director, Information Today Europe, writes: “Information professionals wear many hats. They are leaders in tech, organisational influencers, expert marketers, change managers, internet super searchers, and much more.” One of the themes that stood out was the fundamental issue of information integrity, “fake news”, “disinformation’ and the significant implications for information and digital literacy. Social media nurtures a world of titillation and outrage. The critical appraisal of information resources is in our DNA, and we are moving into another era with profound ethical considerations. “The fake, the false…is an opportunity.”

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Published

2017-09-01