Criss Library – It can be hard to wade through information when articles are passed around on Facebook, online forums, or other social media. How can we determine the reliability of a news source? Where can we find quality information to inform, inspire, and educate others?
At the 2018 MBLGTACC All Roads Lead to Intersectionality conference, Reference Associates Claire Chamley, Monica Maher, and Erin Painter set out to answer those questions and educate attendees on determining the reliability of news sources – encouraging them to confront inaccurate information in their interactive workshop, "Fake News, Real Consequences."
Through a series of discussions and activities, the presenters provided tips, fact-checking websites and other resources useful for strengthening research skills and learning how to assess sources. Attendees discovered how to start meaningful conversations online, and respond appropriately to fake news and those who spread it.
Since their presentation at MBLGTACC, the trio has adapted the workshop for their monthly undergraduate 'Lunch and Learn' workshop series in Criss Library. Undergraduate students joined Erin Painter for the Lunch and Learn workshop "Pick the Best Sources" on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Criss Library.
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