[Library Media] Fwd: [pubprgms] FREE ALA webinar: Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy

Sharon Deeds sdeeds at utah.gov
Mon Jan 9 11:17:54 MST 2017

Join ALA’s Public Programs Office and ProgrammingLIbrarian.org for this
free webinar on Feb. 22. Questions? Email us at publicprograms at ala.org.

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*“Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy”*

Wednesday, Feb. 22,
​Noon Mountain

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: Free

To register: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/learn/post-truth-fake-news-


A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study
found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to
distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. Many adults have
the same challenge.

Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate
between truth and fiction? Join us to learn how you can be a better
ambassador for information literacy.

Talk of fake news and the need for critical thinking skills have been in
heavy rotation in the media in recent months, with new calls for the public
to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more
information savvy. However, none of this is new for librarians and
information professionals, particularly for those who teach information
literacy classes! With this renewed interest, librarians have brand new
opportunities to impart these skills to patrons.

In this webinar, participants will:

   - Learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information
   behaviors that perpetuate its spread
   - Learn ways to identify fake news
   - Explore methods to help library patrons identify fake news


Nicole A. Cooke is an assistant professor at the School of Information
Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds an
M.Ed in adult education from Pennsylvania State University and an MLS and
Ph.D. in communication, information and library studies from Rutgers
University. Her research and teaching interests include human information
behavior (particularly in an online context), critical cultural information
studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an
emphasis on infusing them into LIS education and pedagogy). Cooke was named
a "Mover & Shaker"
by Library Journal in 2007 and was the 2016 recipient of ALA's Equality
Award and the Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award presented by
ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach. Her latest work is
Services to Diverse Populations"
(Libraries Unlimited, 2016). Learn more  at http://www.nicolecooke.info/ or
follow her on Twitter @librarynicole.


Sarah Ostman

Communications Manager

Public Programs Office

American Library Association

312-280-5061 <(312)%20280-5061>

Sharon Deeds, Youth Services Coordinator/Consultant
Utah State Library Division
250 N 1950 W  Suite A
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-7901
sdeeds at utah.gov
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