Blog topic: Education
Join the quest to penning your own novel this month with the Stanford Storytelling Project and Cecil H. Green Library!
National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual, Internet-based movement where participants from all over the world write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. Writers, both new and published, hype you during the process so you’re never alone during your creative endeavor.
Congratulations you have made it to the conclusion of my academic fake news four-part series. So far, I have covered three aspects: predatory journals, fraudulent conferences and faulty textbooks. To wrap up the series I will offer potential solutions to help the noble soldiers fighting on the right side of the Information Wars.
Part 1 of 4
Fake news is a hot topic that is primarily focused on either fabricated or unfavorable media accounts, usually reported on digital outlets, newspapers, cable news or social media. I would be remiss if I failed to state that dismissing unfavorable or unflattering information is a human impulse. For example, it can be extremely cathartic to weigh yourself on a scale then yell, “fake news!” The problem lies with seeking confirmation bias about important events that impact the greater society writ large.
I published an article titled, “Linguistic Diversity in Libraries” in the July 10, 2018 edition of Library Journal. That article dealt with the narrowly focused issue of diversity in libraries that basically deals with disparities in wages and leadership positions. I explain methods to easily include diverse language in my library workday.
A few weeks ago one of the students in our Stanford Teacher Education Program wrote asking if Cubberley Library had bilingual children's books. She wrote "I am hoping to gather a collection of books to read aloud to expose young children to different languages as a start to learning to respect and appreciate different cultures." We have many in Spanish/English that are listed in our Spanish and Spanish/English children's books guide, but we needed to sc