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Information literacy and libraries in the age of fake news

Agosto, Denise E., (editor.).


"Going beyond the fake news problem, this book tackles the broader issue of teaching library users of all types how to become more critical consumers and sharers of information. As a public, school, or academic librarian or educator, you can help library users to become more conscious and responsible consumers of information. As you read, you'll gain a better understanding and appreciation of the core concepts involved in promoting critical information literacy, such as information ethics, media literacy, and civic education. You'll also learn the history of fake news and come away with practical ideas in mind for strategies to apply in your library. Chapters contributed by leading experts in public, academic, and school library services are written in plain, everyday language that librarians and library school students can easily understand and relate to their own experiences as information users, especially their experiences in social media and other online venues where sharing false information takes only a click. Features: Offers a means to learn how to step into their vital role as leaders helping their communities to more critically evaluate information; Features ways to master the concept of critical information literacy, information ethics related to online information sharing, and other core concepts related to information literacy, fake news, and teaching users about source evaluation; Encourages readers to view libraries as the ideal institutions for combating the fake news problem" -- From the publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781440864186
  • ISBN: 1440864187
  • ISBN: 9781440864193
  • ISBN: 1440864195
  • Physical Description: x, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
An introduction to information literacy and libraries in the age of fake news / Denise E. Agosto -- From yellow journalism to tabloids to clickbait: the origins of fake news in the United States / Sharon McQueen -- Critical literacy as an approach to combating cultural misinformation/disinformation on the internet / Nicole A. Cooke -- From information literacy to full participation in society: through the lens of economic inequality / Mark Winston -- Misinformation and intellectual freedom in libraries / Shannon M. Oltmann -- Fighting fake news: the limits of critical thinking and free speech / Kay Mathiesen -- Truth, post-truth, and information literacy: evaluating sources / Joanna M. Burkhardt -- We got this: public libraries as defenders against fake news / Ben Himmelfarb -- School librarians: partners in the fight against fake news / Kristen Mattson -- Information and media literacy education: the role of school libraries / Belinha De Abreu -- Cultivating students as educated citizens: the role of academic libraries / Hailey Mooney, Jo Angela Oehrli, and Shevon Desai -- Survey says...: developing students' critical data literacy / Caitlin Shanley and Kristina M. De Voe -- Fake news and academic librarians: a hook for introducing undergraduate students to information literacy / Carolina Hernandez.
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Amerika Haus Berlin Video Lending Library
Information literacy
Information literacy Study and teaching United States
Media literacy
Media literacy Study and teaching United States
Libraries and education United States
Fake news United States
Fake news
Information literacy
Information literacy Study and teaching
Libraries and education
Media literacy
Media literacy Study and teaching
United States
Information Literacy
Information Science
Information Storage and Retrieval

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