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Should librarians be providing quality information about local voting issues to prevent disinformation?
Librarians should provide quality information about local voting issues to prevent disinformation.
Many libraries are already voting stations.
Librarians already work regularly with under informed populations. i.e. homeless, poor,
Maybe more representative of the community in views, demographics etc.
Librarians are trained to be information curators.
Librarians are dedicated to informing the public
Librarians are already spread across the country to provide local information.
Involved with local politics
Librarians are a dying profession that is being replaced by other information sources.
Could become a focal/flash point of competing sides. Think protests. Thus shifting the fundamental nature of libraries.
Many libraries are under funded and this would add additional strain.
Struggles over the definition of 'quality information' will burden the work of librarians.
This would require new training to work with technology.
Librarians could easily push personal agendas.
Librarians are already too busy to add this extra responsibility.
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