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"Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework:" An ACRL e-Learning Webcast

  • 20 Jul 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Multiple Regional Viewing Locations

The Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) is pleased to present a collaborative viewing opportunity of ACRL’s live e-learning webcast, “Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework.”  This professional development opportunity is scheduled for July 20, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT and will be hosted at regional locations throughout the state followed by a moderated discussion of program content. Non-FACRL members are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Registration information and viewing locations: 

  1. Nova Southeastern University; Host: Craig Amos
  2. University of Central Florida; Host: Corinne Bishop and Christina Wray
  3. Florida Gulf Coast University; Hosts: Rebecca Donlan and Sarah DeVille

We hope you can join us at one of these FACRL viewing locations for the webcast and moderated discussion that will follow. Please contact the host of each location with any questions that you may have.

A program description is provided below for your consideration:

"Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework."

Discussions and debate surrounding fake news have increasingly dominated the news cycle itself. And everyone from educators to journalists to policy makers have grappled with ways to understand and to solve fake news issues. However, for librarians much of this discourse probably sounds familiar. While the attention paid to fake news is a more recent phenomenon, the work librarians have done to address fake news, and misinformation more broadly conceived, is not new. Librarians have focused on helping people develop information literacy skills, to in part deal with misinformation, for quite a long time. Librarians, and academic librarians more specifically, can play a vital role in empowering and equipping students to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem.

In this webcast, participants will explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news. First, participants will examine factors, both historic and new, that contribute to the proliferation of fake news. Participants will also explore connections between information and news literacy skills. Participants will then discover ways to apply more traditional research and information literacy skills, such as source evaluation skills, to addressing fake news, and will gain ideas for new, interactive ways to help students handle fake news and misinformation. This webcast will incorporate time for interactive discussion, online polls, reflection, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. Likewise, participants will leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that they can use in their teaching and outreach efforts.

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