NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference

21st to 23rd October, 2018


21st to 23rd October, 2018 07:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference


Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
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October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm

Fake News or Real News? Helping Our Patrons Tell Fact from Fake


Two reference librarians from the Springfield City Library (MA) share their experiences teaching a workshop to patrons on identifying and avoiding fake news. Attendees will come away with a heightened understanding of bias within news organizations and within all people, useful techniques for verifying news legitimacy, and advice for presenting a similar workshop in their own libraries. Attendees will also receive copies of workshop handouts and a survey used by the Springfield City Library to determine the most popular news sources of its patrons.

Hall: Rotunda Track: Adult Services Type: