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Information literacy and libraries in the age of fake news

Denise E. Agosto (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
Print Book, English, 2018
Libraries Unlimited, Santa Barbara, California, 2018
x, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
9781440864186, 1440864187
ForewordJulie B. TodaroOneAn Introduction to Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake NewsDenise E. AgostoTwoFrom Yellow Journalism to Tabloids to Clickbait: The Origins of Fake News in the United StatesSharon McQueenThreeCritical Literacy as an Approach to Combating Cultural Misinformation/Disinformation on the InternetNicole A. CookeFourFrom Information Literacy to Full Participation in Society: Through the Lens of Economic InequalityMark WinstonFiveMisinformation and Intellectual Freedom in LibrariesShannon M. OltmannSixFighting Fake News: The Limits of Critical Thinking and Free SpeechKay MathiesenSevenTruth, Post-Truth, and Information Literacy: Evaluating SourcesJoanna M. BurkhardtEightWe Got This: Public Libraries as Defenders against Fake NewsBen HimmelfarbNineSchool Librarians: Partners in the Fight against Fake NewsKristen MattsonTenInformation and Media Literacy Education: The Role of School Libraries126Belinha De AbreuElevenCultivating Students as Educated Citizens: The Role of Academic LibrariesHailey Mooney, Jo Angela Oehrli, and Shevon DesaiTwelve"Survey Says . . .": Developing Students' Critical Data LiteracyCaitlin Shanley and Kristina M. De VoeThirteenFake News and Academic Librarians: A Hook for Introducing Undergraduate Students to Information LiteracyCarolina HernandezAbout the Editor and ContributorsIndex