The 4th way that library and information professionals promote truth, integrity and knowledge

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Digital expertise and inclusion

Library and information professionals know how to use the best aspects of technology to find authoritative information, and how to avoid the pitfalls. We can explain to library users how algorithms, cookies and other devices influence search results and help advertisers target potential buyers. In an increasingly online world, people can be left behind if they can’t afford new technologies, don’t have the connectivity, or lack the skills. Library staff are at the frontline of initiatives to enable all Australians to become digitally included and to participate in the activities online – not least, engaging with egovernment