JUL 10

Why do we fall for misinformation?

Explore opportunities to increase capacity for public library staff and community members to address and navigate problematic information.

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From falling for cheap fakes to trusting the credibility of AI-generated references, we can all be vulnerable to online misinformation. In this webinar, learn about several research-based strategies that can supplement and expand on your existing information literacy approaches with patrons. Researchers from the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) will unpack how online information environments influence what we see and believe online. Come explore opportunities to increase capacity for public library staff and community members to address and navigate problematic information.

Presented by:

  • Jevin West, Co-Founder, Center for an Informed Public and Associate Professor, University of Washington Information School
  • Chris Coward, Co-Founder, Center for an Informed Public and Senior Principal Research Scientist, University of Washington Information School
  • Kate Lapinski, Director of Adult Services, Chicago Public Library

This project is made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Date

10 July 2024

Time

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]


Webinar presenter Jevin West

Webinar presenter Chris Coward

Webinar presenter Kate Lapinski