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Fake News and Digital Literacy:
The academic library’s role in shaping digital citizenship

As proven authorities on information literacy, librarians are well positioned to lead learners through a politically and digitally polarized environment and advocate for the development of digital citizenship. Make plans to attend the 2017 FACRL Annual Conference to explore digital literacy in higher education and the library’s responsibility to lead the charge toward the creation of learners with the requisite skills to engage critically and ethically with information in an open knowledge society. 

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

Location: Tampa Bay History Center;  801 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602 (map)

Conference Registration Information: Online registration is now open! https://facrl.wildapricot.org/event-2581185

Hotel Accommodations: Located along the banks of the Hillsborough River, the Tampa Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel has reserved a limited number of hotel rooms for conference attendees at the nightly rate of $139 and includes free wifi and a discount on valet parking.  The group rate is available until September 30th and subject to availability. Please confirm reservations via the link above to guarantee preferred pricing. Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Local Arrangements Committee Chair, Alyssa Koclanes at koclanan@eckerd.edu.

FACRL Conference Scholarships for MLIS Students: The FACRL Board is pleased to offer up to three scholarships to currently enrolled library school students to help defray the costs of attending the 2017 FACRL Annual Conference. Application Deadline: August 25, 2017.  Apply today! Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Scholarship Committee Chair, Sarah DeVille at Sarah.DeVille@avemaria.edu.

Sponsorship Information: The FACRL Annual Conference provides an attractive opportunity for corporate sponsors to engage the academic librarians of Florida. Information on sponsorship privileges as well as a link to the online registration form are now available. Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Sponsorship Committee Chair, Rebecca Donlan at rdonlan@fgcu.edu.

Thank you to the 2017 FACRL Conference Sponsors!

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