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Unsorting Ourselves. A Critical Role for LIS Education: A Short Communication

DEBORAH TURNER, TIM GORICHANAZ

Abstract


The way that information users select information and news sources is impacted upon by the way that information providers package their material. This packaging has the potential to reinforce already-held beliefs and diminish social diversity. A group of scholars convened at iConference 2016 in a session for interactive engagement to discuss how the iSchools could contribute to solving America’s information silo problem.

Keywords


Big Sort, information silos, social diversity, information behavior

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