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Important fall elections are also coming up. To educate voters about the candidates and how to cast a ballot, Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio have created Wisconsin Vote. In addition to providing dates of elections, where to vote and how to apply to vote absentee, the site also includes:

  • lists of the candidates and races for the recall elections
  • archives of candidate interviews and debates
  • links to election news stories, blogs and editorials from around the state
  • interactive resources for teachers and others

In addition, libraries are invited to use the Fact Check 101 resource and host a free workshop to help students and local citizens become more informed voters.  The workshops are a great way for libraries to connect with their communities.

Check with your local library about coordinating a Fact Check 101 program.

The average copyright year for health and medicine titles in school libraries is 1995—a student using these resources would not learn about mad cow disease outbreak in Britain (1996) or about the cloning of Dolly the sheep (1997).

ALA Office for Research & Statistics, ALA Public Information Office

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