Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News, 1st Edition

  • Denise E. Agosto
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440864195
  • ISBN-13: 9781440864193
  • DDC: 028.7
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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As a public, school, or academic librarian or educator, you can help library users to become more conscious and responsible consumers of information. As you read, you'll gain a better understanding and appreciation of the core concepts involved in promoting critical information literacy, such as information ethics, media literacy, and civic education. You'll also learn the history of fake news and come away with practical ideas in mind for strategies to apply in your library. Chapters contributed by leading experts in public, academic, and school library services are written in plain, everyday language that librarians and library school students can easily understand and relate to their own experiences as information users, especially their experiences in social media and other online venues where sharing false information takes only a click.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Introduction to Information Literacy and Libraries in the Age of Fake News.
2: From Yellow Journalism to Tabloids to Clickbait: The Origins of Fake News in the United States.
3: Critical Literacy as an Approach to Combating Cultural Misinformation/Disinformation on the Internet.
4: From Information Literacy to Full Participation in Society: Through the Lens of Economic Inequality.
5: Misinformation and Intellectual Freedom in Libraries.
6: Fighting Fake News: The Limits of Critical Thinking and Free Speech.
7: Truth, Post-Truth, and Information Literacy: Evaluating Sources.
8: We Got This: Public Libraries as Defenders against Fake News.
9: School Librarians: Partners in the Fight against Fake News.
10: Information and Media Literacy Education: The Role of School Libraries.
11: Cultivating Students as Educated Citizens: The Role of Academic Libraries.
12: “Survey Says …”: Developing Students’ Critical Data Literacy.
13: Fake News and Academic Librarians: A Hook for Introducing Undergraduate Students to Information Literacy.
About the Editor and Contributors.