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How the Age of Misinformation Can Work for and Against Your Library: Strategies for Success (LibraryWorks Webinar)

How the Age of Misinformation Can Work for and Against Your Library: Strategies for Success (LibraryWorks Webinar) Online

The Massachusetts Library System is pleased to announce that we are working with LibraryWorks to provide our members with access to their webinars.  These webinars are free to Massachusetts library workers who register through our calendar. 


Our new world has been referred to the Age of Misinformation, where beliefs are stronger than facts, fake news is the norm, and adaptation of artificial intelligence into everyday life makes it incredibly challenging to discern reality from fantasy. Libraries have to fight misinformation to reinforce and double-down principles of intellectual freedom and information literacy. But the fight should also include embracing methods and platforms to work for you. In this webinar you will learn how to educate users and library staff and how platforms can work to your advantage.

From this webinar, you will learn: 
•      Most recent methods and platforms that spread misinformation
•      How to rethink the strategy to fight or resist and embrace our new reality
•      Develop strategies and practical methods to incorporate for workers and users

Presenter: Jennifer Blair is the Head of User Services Librarian and Associate Professor at Azusa Pacific University (APU). Her role is dedicated to the user experience, including marketing the library, and teaching. She has extensive experience teaching online courses in design and library studies including library management. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Graphic Design, a M.A in Educational Multimedia, and a M.S. in Library and Information Studies. Her experience in academic and public libraries as well as work experience in art and design allow her to employ visionary strategies to enrich progress and enhance advancement for libraries.

 

Date:
Thursday, September 26, 2024
Time:
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Format:
Webinar
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 90 seats available. Waiting list may be available if full.

Event Organizer

Bradley Schmidt

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