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.