Librarians play a vital role in equipping people to participate in an
increasingly complicated information ecosystem that at times seems
overrun with things like fake news and misinformation. It can be
challenging for young people, in particular, to develop skills they need
to deal with misinformation and engage as digital citizens who can
consume, create, and share information online.
This webinar will introduce librarians to strategies, techniques, and resources they can use to help people develop
increasingly vital information and news literacy skills. These skills
can ensure that people can not only recognize and combat misinformation
but can also develop as informed and empowered digital citizens.
- Identify factors that contribute to misinformation
- Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
- Develop an understanding of digital citizenship
- Explore resources, techniques, and strategies to help people
develop information literacy, news, literacy, and digital citizenship
Presented by Sarah
Morris, Learning and Assessment Librarian at The University of Texas at
Austin and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator at the Texas State
Library and Archives Commission.
Original air date: May 22, 2018
1.5 CE hours, SBEC eligible, provider #500799