An online Zoom event with Nora Young from CBC’s Spark
In the digital era, we find ourselves with unprecedented access to information. At the same time, we risk being overwhelmed not only by the volume of information, but also by misinformation and deliberate disinformation. What is the role of libraries as centres of trust and credibility amidst this crisis of meaning?
The Pandemic has made us all alive to the power of the internet to help us connect, learn, and work virtually. Alongside that, though, never have we been more aware of the importance of being together in real physical space, building community and meaning in person. So how does the library continue to lead as both a physical space and a virtual information hub?
In this talk, Nora will sketch out our new data-rich, information age, the opportunities and challenges it poses, and why the library is now more vital and necessary than ever.