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Misinformation and Conspiracy Theory Trends: Advice for Libraries (LibraryWorks Webinar)

Misinformation and Conspiracy Theory Trends: Advice for Libraries (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. 

Librarians are on the frontlines of media literacy, and with AI and our internet-connected society it’s more important than ever. This webinar will dive into the WHYS of the belief in conspiracy theories and will talk about what can be done to pull people out of rabbit holes. Participants will also learn more about how the digital economy creates, exacerbates, and promotes conspiracy theories.

In this webinar participants will learn about:

• Questions and strategies to talk to people engaging in conspiracy theories

• The WHYs of conspiracy theories

• Trends in AI and misinformation

• The digital economy of conspiracy theories

Carrie Rogers-Whitehead is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that teaches digital citizenship to tens of thousands of parents, students, and educators across the world. Digital Respons-Ability’s products and services have been recognized internationally and they recently won a 2023 CODiES for “Best Digital Citizenship Solution.” Before her work with Digital Respons-Ability, Carrie worked for a decade in public libraries and continues to partner and work with libraries. Carrie regularly writes, speaks and researches on digital citizenship, parenting, technology, libraries and education. She is the award-winning author of seven books, including most recently: Deepening Digital Citizenship: a Guide to Systemwide Policy and Practice. Carrie lives with her family in Utah with a constant pile of books on her nightstand.

 

Date:
Thursday, December 5, 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 96 seats available. Waiting list may be available if full.

Event Organizer

Bradley Schmidt

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