Fake News and Digital Literacy:
The Academic Library’s Role in Shaping Digital Citizenship
Tampa Bay History Center - Tampa, Florida
Friday, October 20, 2017
Teaching Information Literacy Skills to Help College Students Identify Fake News This presentation describes some of the best practices for teaching students how to identify fake news from digital sources while developing the information literacy skills set forth in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Framework and other tools, and also looks at the psychology behind student disconnect. (Presentation handout)
Presenters: Lauri C. Rebar, Associate University Librarian, Jillian R. Powers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning, and Ann T. Musgrove, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Teaching and Learning; Florida Atlantic University
Presenters: Victor Lawrence, Faculty Librarian and Cristy Moran, Faculty Librarian; Broward College, and Christopher Jordan, Librarian; Broward County Library
How to Use Critical Thinking and the ACRL Framework to Identify Fake News This session allows attendees to engage in a 25-minute instructional session that combines critical thinking and the ACRL Framework to identify sources of fake news. It also includes a presentation providing learning objectives and forms of assessment that instructors can implement into their own library classes.
Presenter: Jeffrey Phillips, Instruction and Learning Services Librarian; Florida State University
Presenter: Samuel Putnam, Engineering Librarian; Marston Science Library, University of Florida
Framing up Digital Literacy: Reviewing and Reframing Information Literacy Modules When it comes time to update Information Literacy modules it can be a daunting task to know where to start. This presentation will explore utilizing the ACRL Information Literacy Framework to identify skill gaps in the modules, create learner centered experiences and incorporate 21st century literacy skills. (Presentation handout)
Presenters: Christina C. Wray, Digital Learning and Engagement Librarian and Rachel Mulvihill, Head of Teaching and Engagement; University of Central Florida
Stop! Don’t Share That Story!: Designing a Pop-Up Undergraduate Workshop on Fake News Social media is often seen as the fuel behind the firestorm of fake news. Instruction Librarians at Florida Southern College will discuss the design and structure of a “pop-up” class for students on fake news, with particular emphasis on sharing and social media.
Focus on the Facts: News Literacy in the Classroom Library Instruction Focus on the Facts provides a summary of Indian River State College’s news literacy program created by librarians and implemented in partnership with instructional faculty. This includes engaging examples of supplementary resources created by IRSC Librarians, student work, and sample assignments that can be scaled to any news literacy program.
Leveraging the Framework: Transforming Information Literacy Learning on Campus Stetson University librarians used the Framework to overhaul information literacy in the general education curriculum. Learn how we revised the Standards-based learning outcome and rubric to align with the Framework. Hear about professional development created to engage librarians with the Framework to focus on students’ metaliteracy skills during reference interactions.
News Literacy: Applications for the Classroom and Beyond Discover how librarians use Guide-on-the-Side and the ECHO Active Learning Platform to increase the information literacy skills of students across disciplines. Lessons incorporate active learning tools to increase students’ understanding of sources, provide students a voice in debate on authority, and increase students’ ability to evaluate and ethically use information.