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Liar Liar Pants on Fire! Using Misleading Information to Teach Media Literacy

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 7/15/2020
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:00 AM
 Full Title: "Liar Liar Pants on Fire! Using Misleading Information, Hoaxes, Scams, and Flat Out Lies to Teach Media Literacy"

Young children today often yell “liar liar pants on fire” to other kids when they know something is not true. The same could be said when adults find false information online, yet we don’t often yell it out loud. We are continually asking ourselves – is that true? We will look at examples of recent hoaxes, scams, and lies to learn media literacy from them. We will use a verification process to help determine how to avoid deceptions and learn how to use online tools that will help. Media literacy is a crucial skill, made possible through free, online tools and old-fashioned evaluation techniques. No technology can automatically verify a piece of personally created content with 100 percent certainty. However, the human eye or traditional investigations aren’t enough either; it takes a combination of the two!

Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar because of the need to educate our students, faculty, and staff on how to verify the information they encounter.

Public Library staff will be interested in this webinar because the public hears information in the news daily. Library staff needs to be educated on resources that will aid patrons in verifying sources for use in their jobs and home life.

School Library staff will be interested in this webinar because students and parents will ask questions about online sources and how to verify to their children that a source is “real.” Awareness of basic, online resources will aid the school library in promoting awareness and answering basic questions.

Special Library staff will be interested in this webinar because often businesses, hospitals, and government libraries are the ones who have the strongest scrutiny of resources. Providing basic techniques can aid in protecting patrons.

Location: Web Based Training
Registration Ends: 7/15/2020 at 8:00 AM
Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Rollins is a Research and Writing Specialist at the Air University Press at Maxwell Air Force Base. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Alabama and teaches Digital Reference, Collection Development, and Organization of Information, among other courses. Stephanie serves on both regional and state library committees, and she has 23 years of experience in academic and special libraries. She holds a BA in English from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Library Service and a Doctorate in Public Administration (both from the University of Alabama).
Contact: Luly Castro
Contact Number: (239) 313-6338
Presenter: Stephanie Rollins, Ph.D.
Status: Closed

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