Library News

Stop the Flood! National News Literacy Week

Molly Lederman - January 20, 2023

In 2023, let’s resolve to stop the flood of misinformation and care before we share. News literacy is an urgent and essential life skill for the 21st century. Credible, standards-based news outlets play an important role in helping citizens recognize what news and information to trust. Do you have what it takes to stop the flood of misinformation online? Start by celebrating National News Literacy Week, presented by the News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company, during the week of January 23-27. • Register to attend a free virtual event: Your brain and misinformation: Why people believe lies and conspiracy theories on Thursday, January 26 at 2:00pm. • Test your skills with a free interactive quiz: Is it Legit? Vetting news sources for credibility • Sharpen your news literacy skills with short articles, activities, quizzes, and more with News Literacy Tips, Tools & Quizzes • Explore the Bailey Library News Literacy Research Guide for tips on evaluating news, helpful fact-checking sites, and more! • Just want the video? Don’t miss John Green’s Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information Series. It’s eye-opening, helpful, and lots of fun!

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January is Hobbies Month

Sandy McCarthy - January 17, 2023

Hobbies Month

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Decades of U.S. History Are Merely a Click Away

Matthew Farthing - January 12, 2023

I have a dream…when most of us hear that phrase we immediately know it came from the famous speech by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. But, what if you wanted or needed to know more about the civil rights movement and Dr. King? Sure, you could Google your way through thousands of links, but there is a better way. Gale In Context: U.S. History literally puts historians’ tools into your hands. This research tool helps to bring a personal perspective to history with more than 5,000 rare and vital primary source documents from American Decades: Primary Sources series and other top titles. Civil Rights is just a small slice of what Gale In Context: U.S. History covers. The mobile friendly tool provides a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-studied events, decades, conflicts, wars, political and cultural movements, and people. In fact, comprehensive, contextual, media-rich information is provided on topics ranging from the arrival of Vikings in North America, to the stirrings of the revolution, through to the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror. So whether you’re working on a presentation or research paper or just someone interested in learning more about our nation’s history, you’ll be able to draw from millions of full-text articles sourced from top periodicals and newspapers including The New York Times, America, American History, The Journal of Southern History, and National Geographic. Plus, Gale In Context: U.S. History provides researchers with countless images, videos and audio selections from prominent and trusted outlets ranging from NPR to the History Channel, and Associated Press. Who said history had to be boring? This resource is available 24/7. Give it a try for yourself at Gale In Context: U.S. History, or for more information, contact our helpful and professional librarians. Contact information for them is available at: https://www.wccnet.edu/library/help/asklibrarian.php

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Temporary Service Interruption

Bethany Kennedy - December 09, 2022

During the intersession between Fall and Winter semester the Bailey Library will be migrating to a new and improved resource discovery system.

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Celebrate Native American History!

Molly Ledermann - November 23, 2022

Native American History

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What's Your Favorite Picture Book?

Molly Ledermann - November 23, 2022

Children's book collection.

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Celebrate and Protect the Planet This Thanksgiving

Maureen Perault - November 15, 2022

Thanksgiving recipe links

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Sandy McCarthy - November 04, 2022

Mental Health and Wellness Database

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Celebrate Native American History Month

Tashia Miller - November 02, 2022

Films on Native American History

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Stay Ahead of Election Rumors!

Molly Ledermann - November 01, 2022

Stay Ahead of Election Rumors! We can tell election season is here by the yards full of colorful signs, mailboxes full of campaign flyers, and social media feeds full of election rumors and political misinformation. The Bailey Library is here to help you sort fact from fiction and build up your guard against false election information. Snopes.com is a fantastic resource for fact-checking rumors and claims on the Web. Check out the Snopes.com rundown of 3 Types of False Election Rumors to Look Out For. If you prefer to digest new information infographic-style, the amazing News Literacy Project has you covered with Election Rumors to Avoid. Ever seen a chart or graph on social media? Be aware that just because someone is using data, doesn’t mean they are using that data ethically or accurately. The News Literacy Project’s Making Sense of Data: Spotlight in Social Media is definitely worth a few minutes of your time. Learn how data can be manipulated to make a point and improve your fact-checking skills. Want to beef up your online fact-checking skills even more? • Watch the Bailey Library’s short Becoming a Fact Checker video • Then test your skills with the Bailey Library’s Evaluating Websites interactive challenge. Learn more about misinformation with books from the Bailey Library: • Election meltdown : dirty tricks, distrust, and the threat to American democracy • The misinformation age : how false beliefs spread • Detecting deception : tools to fight fake news Looking for accurate election information? • Michigan Voter Information Center – registration status, polling location, sample ballot • Vote411 – candidate and ballot information

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