Free Speech in an Information-Overloaded World

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April 21, 2017, 1:00 PM CT

Presented by James Walther

Being informed requires information. Yet in today's 24-hour news cycle, Wikipedia, and social media, do we have the right information to be informed citizens? Understanding government policies regarding public access to data collected is key. This presentation provides an overview of information policy access and changes. It raises critical questions and gets people thinking: What do we know about how people use information? Do they have the right information, and enough of it, to make informed choices in their lives? How much more access to information do we still need? With the federal government as both a collector and publisher of massive amounts of information, does the U.S. population take advantage of this content? One example of real-world opportunities in Kansas is the expansion of e-government resources, community partnerships, and more strategic use of public libraries throughout the state and nation.

Dodge City Public Library
1001 N. 2nd St
Dodge City, KS 67801
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Sponsored by: Southwest Kansas Library System

For more information about this event, please contact:
Savannah Ball
(620) 225-1231