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Chasing Unicorns: Post-truth, fake news and alternative facts: Teaching Development

A supplemental resource guide for Brandon University's CTLT Take22 sessions on March 29 & 30.

Library Journal Webinar

Fighting Fake News

June 6–20, 2017 (3 sessions)

Libraries are one of the few institutions that most Americans still trust. In polarized times, they can serve as nonpartisan, non-judgmental sources of accurate information—and, just as important, help users learn to evaluate the information they encounter every day.  Claims of “fake news” have vaulted once-dry information literacy into the spotlight. To seize the teachable moment, this online course will offer up-to-date tools and effective tactics to enable patrons to critically assess sources, facts, and context.

Over the course of three weeks, participants will listen in on live keynote sessions and receive  personal attention and resources from a dedicated advisor in an online coaching environment. Participate in online discussion groups, where you can share and gather resources and best practices and with peers from across the country.

American Library Association Webinar

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

American Library Association (ALA) Recorded Webinar presented by Nicole A. Cooke, assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This video is approximately 45 minutes.

Other LibGuides

Fake News & Information literacy. University of Oregon Library.

Busting Fake News. University of Delaware Library.

Fake News on Social Media. Newcastle University Library.