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The Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) is pleased to present a collaborative viewing opportunity of ACRL's live e-learning webcast, "Fighting Fake News with the Acrl Framework." Please join us in RM 223 in the John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida for a group viewing followed by a lively discussion.

Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework

Thursday, July 20,  2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m., RM 223

Discussions and debate surrounding fake news have increasingly dominated the news cycle itself. And everyone from educators to journalists to policy makers have grappled with ways to understand and to solve fake news issues. However, for librarians much of this discourse probably sounds familiar. While the attention paid to fake news is a more recent phenomenon, the work librarians have done to address fake news, and misinformation more broadly conceived, is not new. Librarians have focused on helping people develop information literacy skills, to in part deal with misinformation, for quite a long time. Librarians, and academic librarians more specifically, can play a vital role in empowering and equipping students to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem.

In this webcast, participants will explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news. First, participants will examine factors, both historic and new, that contribute to the proliferation of fake news. Participants will also explore connections between information and news literacy skills. Participants will then discover ways to apply more traditional research and information literacy skills, such as source evaluation skills, to addressing fake news, and will gain ideas for new, interactive ways to help students handle fake news and misinformation. This webcast will incorporate time for interactive discussion, online polls, reflection, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. Likewise, participants will leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that they can use in their teaching and outreach efforts.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify factors, both historic and current, that contribute to fake news and misinformation
  • Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
  • Apply news literacy skills and competencies to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Develop interactive lessons that enhance students’ information and news literacy skills and empower students’ to navigate and evaluate misinformation
  • Construct strategies for outreach and collaboration on news literacy initiatives and projects

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