Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:15 PM (EDT)
    • Tampa Bay History Center; 801 Old Water St, Tampa, FL 33602
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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)

    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

    Welcome Reception: A welcome reception will be held at the Rivers Edge Lounge at the Tampa Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel on Thursday evening October 19th from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. All registered conference attendees are encouraged to attend.

    Questions: Inquiries may be sent to FACRL President, Kim Copenhaver at

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