Handling Misinformation and Conspiracy Theories at your Library
May 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Media literacy is more important than ever before—and librarians are on the front lines to teach it. This webinar will dive into the WHYS of belief in fake news and conspiracy theories and will talk about what can be done to pull patrons, students or even colleagues out of rabbit holes.
In this webinar participants will learn about:
• Questions and strategies to talk to people engaging in conspiracy theories
• The WHYs of conspiracy theories
• Common themes of conspiracy theories through history
• The effects of algorithms
• Alternative news sources 101
Presenter :: Carrie Rogers-Whitehead worked in libraries for nearly a decade and now consults and trains librarians. She regularly researches and writes for librarians, educators and parents. Carrie is the author of four books: Teen Fandom and Geek Programming (2018), Digital Citizenship: Teaching and Practice from the Field (2019), Serving Teens and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Guide for Libraries (2020), and Becoming a Digital Parent: A Practical Guide to Help Families Navigate Technology (2021). She is the founder of Digital Respons-Ability, a mission-based company that has educated tens of thousands of students, parents and educators in digital citizenship. Carrie is a sought after trainer, former TEDx speaker, adjunct instructor and loves to teach others.
CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.