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Here at Kirkwood Library Services we like to post from time to time a collection of books recently added to our collection on a particular topic.  In honor of National Information Literacy Awareness Month we have books on information literacy. Look for one the next time you stop by the library. These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.

And check out last year’s list.

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble, Call Number: 025.042 N752a

Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do by John Bargh, Call Number: 154.2 B251b

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarist, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young, Call Number: 001.95 Y737b

Digital Privacy and Security Using Windows: A Practical Guide by Nihad A. Hassan and Rami Hijazi, Call Number: 005.446 H353d

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker, Call Number: 303.44 P655e

Essential Type: An Illustrated Guide to Understanding and Using Fonts by Tony Seddon, Call Number: 686.224 S447e

The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway, Call Number: 338.7 G174f

The Internet Trap: Five Costs of Living Online by Ashesh Mukherjee, Call Number: 302.23 M953i
NOTE: “Whether we are checking emails, following friends on Facebook and Twitter, catching up on gossip from TMZ, planning holidays on TripAdvisor, arranging dates on Match.com, watching videos on Youtube, or simply browsing for deals on Amazon, the internet pervades our professional and personal environments. The internet has revolutionized our lives, but at what cost? Mukherjee uses the latest research in consumer psychology to highlight five hidden costs of living online: too many temptations, too much information, too much customization, too many comparisons, and too little privacy.”

The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for the Public World by Jennifer E. Rothman, Call Number: 342.73 R846r

Think Before You Like: Social Media’s Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed by Guy P. Harrison, Call Number: 302.302 H319t

Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security by Brian W. Kernighan, Call Number: 004 K399u

Urban Myths About Learning and Education by Pedro de Bruyckere, Paul A. Kirschner, and Casper D. Hulshof, Call Number: 370.1 D288u

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