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Fake News, Real Talk: Engaging Your Patrons on Fake News and News Literacy
May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Speaker: Cara Evanson (MA’11), Research Librarian for Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Davidson College
From politics to natural disasters, fake news is rampant and on patrons’ minds. Librarians can capitalize on this phenomenon and use their expertise to make a difference by engaging their patrons around issues of fake news and news literacy. At this webinar attendees will learn about ways they can lead educational outreach on this topic at their library, including pairing up with community partners, empowering patrons with strategies to spot fake news, and facilitating reflection on news consumption habits. I will share examples of ways my colleagues and I have worked to address the issue of fake news at my own institution and discuss tips for finding fake news story examples to use in programming.