Amplify Your Impact: Marketing Libraries in an Era of “Fake News”

Nicole Eva, Erin Shea


In keeping with this month’s theme of trustworthy information, the editors of this column have written about the ways that libraries have capitalized on the currency of this topic to market themselves and their information literacy programs.—Editors

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