NELA 2017 Annual Conference

22nd to 24th October, 2017


22nd to 24th October, 2017 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA 2017 Annual Conference


Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Rd
Burlington, VT 05403

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October 24, 2017, 10:15 am

Bridging the Divides: Academic-Public Collaboration & Information Literacy as Healing in the Fake News Era


Information literacy training, while a mainstay of our profession, is often emphasized more strongly in school and academic libraries than in public ones. But public librarians need to offer this service as well, now more than ever, and we can build upon the established methods and expertise of our academic colleagues to do so. This session will use a recent “Science of Fake News” program as a model to help participants learn how public librarians can foster fruitful collaborations with academic institutions, how we can assess our communities' information literacy needs, and how to effectively deploy information literacy tools and resources at a variety of levels.

Hall: Diamond 2 Track: Adult and Teen Type: