College students today have the harrowing task of sifting through massive amounts of information that no longer fits into nice, neat categories. The role of the librarian has shifted along with the information landscape, from the role of information gatekeeper to information guide. As information has become more prolific and accessible, it is more important than ever to teach students how to evaluate the information they discover to determine whether it is appropriate and relevant for their information need. In a world filled with fake news and constructed realities, the idea that truth has value, let alone exists, can seem outdated or even hostile. However, Christ-followers believe that part of the revelatory process is discovering the truth. Christian librarians should instruct our students to use discernment to seek truth even when the world avoids it. Christian librarians can combine dedication to the librarian profession, passion for teaching, and immersion in Christian values to guide students in truth-seeking behavior.
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