Fighting Fake News: News Literacy for the 21st Century (archived webinar)

This is an archived webinar.  You will receive a magic link to watch it via email the day before it is scheduled.  But don't let this fool you.  The magic link allows you to view it at any or night.   

This particular online experience is a mere 60 minutes in length.  Easy to fit into your busy schedule.  

The cost you ask?   No charge for SERLS members...a mere $15.00 for all other libraries.  Enjoy. 


Competency: Library Management Competencies

Sub-Topic: Demonstrates the
impact and value of the library to the community through ongoing evaluation and
assessment of library services


One ingredient for
a functioning society is a shared understanding of what takes place in the
world. Interpretations of the meaning of given events can vary greatly, but
ideally we would all begin from the same starting point regarding what actually
occurred. Assuring this shared understanding is the function of journalism and
news gathering. In an age in which many people receive their information from
social media or politically charged web sites, traditional journalism - with
its emphasis on carefully documented assertions - is under grave threat.


It is easier to get
clicks and page views by posting provocative content, whether or not this has
any basis in fact. Such tactics should be extremely concerning to librarians,
who seek to provide access to authoritative content from many points of view.
Fortunately, there are many ways librarians can resist the pull of false news,
by educating themselves about the marks of a credible source and sharing this
knowledge with their patrons.


This webinar with
Marcus Banks, author of the American Libraries article
"Fighting Fake News",
will provide a
toolkit for librarians, both academic and public, about how to identify and
promote reliable sources of news.

SERLS Member Libraries: $0.00

All Other Libraries: $15.00

Event Type: 
Issues and Trends
Online Course
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 (All day)