Libraries Help Public With Information Literacy, Identifying Fact From Fiction

Between the Internet and social media, access to information has been faster and easier than ever, but is the information true, accurate, or factual?  Libraries specialize in “information literacy” – the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively, empowering people from all walks of life to determine for themselves what is fact and what is fiction.

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) offers online tutorials to give the general public the tools they need to sort through all the information they come across on a daily basis.

On Tuesday, April 13, FBCL librarians will present “Misinformation & Disinformation: What’s That?”. This online program will be a pre-recorded video that can be viewed at any time after the scheduled date, from the comfort and safety of home.

This presentation will include some surprising reasons why people are vulnerable to misinformation and disinformation. Learn about tools to help identify inaccurate information and what to do when misinformation is found.

The online program can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – — by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab and selecting “Virtual Programs,” and then finding the program on the date listed.

For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries Communication Office at 281-633-4734.