Did you know that the Hiawatha Public Library has the highest per capita circulation of the Metro Library Network libraries and one of the highest per capita circulations of any library in Iowa? Learn more about the Hiawatha Public Library and its importance to the community of Hiawatha from Library Director Jeaneal Weeks.
A quest for knowledge and truth within our libraries.
As we look at the headlines of “Fake News” and biased reporting we need to remember we are responsible for finding out the truth. Everyone has a bias and there is nothing wrong with having your opinion. Though when you are on the quest to find the truth the library is here to provide the resources you need. Not only do we have numerous databases online to research a topic, but also stacks of books, magazines and newspapers.
If you are struggling to determine who is biased, lying, or just not telling the whole truth, the library is here to help! There are several ways to determine where the truth lies. Look for articles or books that provide both sides of the story. They support their information with good research back materials. They do not use always or never type statements as they know there is exceptions to the rule.
If you are working on a research paper or just trying to find out what is really going on with a topic let us know. We have a few tips and tricks that can help you weed through all the materials. We are always happy to help you gain knowledge and understanding.
Julie Jewell, Community Relations Coordinator