Digital literacy and fake news: a free online discussion tomorrow

Tomorrow – June 1st – I’m going to present at and facilitate a free, web-based discussion on digital literacy, fake news, and libraries.   Please join us.

Here’s the official description:

What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information? How is it that the fulfillment of human hopes for a open knowledge society seem to have resulted in both increased skepticism of, and casualness with, information? What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news?

The event begins with a panel, and I’m delighted to be joined by three brilliant people: Doug Belshaw, digital literacy thought leader; Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, librarian and influential information literacy researcher; Mnar Muhawesh, journalist, as well as CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News.

Next is a series of presentations by digital literacy practitioners and researchers.

Then I close the mini-conference with a presentation, where I push digital literacy and our responses to fake news into the future.

I’m really excited about this event, and thankful to hosts and co-organizers for the opportunity: Sandy Hirsh, SJSU School of Information, and Steve Hargadon.  I’m especially glad that it’s free to attend.  Please join us.


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8 Responses to Digital literacy and fake news: a free online discussion tomorrow

  1. Hi Bryan
    I’m off to the Digital Humanities Summer Institute #DHSI at the University of Victoria, BC, for the next two weeks. 😉
    Sorry to miss the days festivities.
    My uncle was the Arizona microwave communications engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, so I find it more than ironic that I won’t have wifi for tomorrow’s webinars while I’m on the train to Seattle. Progress!!!

  2. VanessaVaile says:

    This makes tomorrow a very busy day for online events and digital literacy. The week 1 #DigCiz hangout is a conflict so I may be in and out, pushing the limits on my connection (yeah, you know how that goes..)

  3. Nancy Marksbury says:

    I’m sad to miss this, Bryan! Hope to see some outcomes from the discussion.

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