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Thursday, November 9 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Fake News and Bacon: A Traditional Approach to Resolving a Modern Problem

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Fake news appears to have become “a thing” only after Donald Trump unexpectedly won the U.S. presidency. However, as librarians all over the world know, the problems we face assessing the credibility of news and other kinds of information isn’t new. Drawing on 17th-century wisdom from Sir Francis Bacon, contemporary research on the role our emotions play in shaping our beliefs, and a cognitive behavioral method for reducing anxiety, we’ll see how educators can capitalize on the current interest in fake news to teach a crucial information literacy lesson.


Adam Blackwell

Project Manager Lead, ProQuest
Adam works on the platform team at ProQuest, with particular responsibility for integrating our databases into the researcher workflow more effectively. Before that, he worked in what was essentially the new products division of ProQuest, where he focused on creating tools and services... Read More →

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Thursday November 9, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites Hotel 337 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403