March 28-30 hyatt regency crystal city
arlington, va
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CT7: Calling Out Fake News

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research Worldwide, Compass Lexecon Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals

Librarians often approach information with a “healthy skepticism,” so it was not surprising when IFLA’s eight point checklist to spotting fake news became an overnight social media sensation!  Our experienced speaker talks about this infographic and discusses other red flags that signal rumors, scams, and outright falsehoods.  From patrons at a public library to partners at a law firm, EVERYONE needs to know how to make these determinations.  Come to this cybertour and learn how to help them do it.

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