Monday, May 04, 2020

New articles: fighting #fakenews ; teaching infolit via comedy; peer support

The latest issue of open access journal College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News) (Vol 81, No 5) includes:
- Fighting fake news: Inspiring critical thinking with memorable learning experiences by Stephanie A. Diaz, Russell A. Hall (The experiences were: a trip to "Newseum in Washington, D.C., a museum dedicated to teaching about the First Amendment and the importance of the free press"; a faculty panel and a visit from a journalist and an editor)
- Evoking truthiness: Using satirical news comedies to teach information literacy by Annis Lee Adams, Stephanie Alexander, Lana Mariko Wood (they talk about using clips from shows in which "humor is employed to poke fun at the day’s events", some of the issues that may arise, and how to relate the teaching to the ACRL IL Framework)
- Virtual cohorts: Peer support and problem-solving at a distance by Amy Tureen, Erick Lemon, Joyce Martin, Starr Hoffman, Mindy Thuna, Willie Miller
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Photo by Sheila Webber: Judas tree branches and blossom against a curtain of trees, April 2020

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