Tuesday, June 6 2017

Fake News and How to Spot It

When: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
June 1, 2017
June 6, 2017

June 1: Frostburg Library Community Room
June 6: WCFL Room #334

The Oxford Dictionary's word of the year in 2016 was “post-truth,” and it seems fake news is everywhere these days—which is why information literacy and media literacy are more important than ever in today’s world.

Join Ryan O'Grady, a librarian with the Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland State Library Resource Center, in understanding the role, value, and power of information and news.

This training provides you with strategies for evaluating information sources and spotting fake news that you can use for yourself and with your customers. After this training, you will be able to:

Create and provide others with a definition and understanding of what fake news is
Distinguish and explain the different types and categories of fake news
Evaluate information and news sources using specific techniques and strategies
Utilize and share with others three simple questions that guide an understanding of news stories

There are two opportunities to attend this workshop:

Thursday, June 1, 2017 : Frostburg Library Community Room. 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesday, June 6, 2017: WCFL Room #334. 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Register: events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ee0vshxm42e8fcf7&llr=6j68bajab

Kate Ware
Staff Development Coordinator

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