Wednesday January 24 at 2:00 pm US Eastern, 11:00 am US Pacific

Information literacy skills can help students identify mis- and disinformation, both for coursework and as they navigate the world of information beyond college, but are they being taught these skills? 

In this webinar, Laura Saunders will share original research on faculty and librarians' perceptions of mis- and disinformation, explore the ways in which they are addressing mis- and disinformation in their instruction, and conclude with ideas for how academic librarians can work with faculty to more fully integrate information literacy related to mis- and disinformation into college curricula across disciplines.

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.


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About Laura 

Laura Saunders is a Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science. Her teaching and research focus on the areas of information literacy, including mis- and disinformation, reference services, and academic libraries. She also teaches a course on intellectual freedom and censorship. 

Her most recent books include Reference and Information Services: An Introduction, 6th edition, co-edited with Melissa Wong, and the open-access textbook Instruction in Libraries and Information Settings: An Introduction, co-authored with Melissa Wong. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including College & Research Libraries, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, and Communications in Information Literacy

Laura has a PhD and a Master of Library and Information Science, both from Simmons College, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston University. She is the 2019 recipient of Simmons University’s Provost Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

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