Thursday, May 21, 2020

Webinar: Thinking Critically About Information in Uncertain Times

A webinar on 3 June 2020 from ACRL is: Thinking Critically About Information in Uncertain Times at 2-3pm US Eastern time, which is (e.g.) 7-8pm UK time. This one hour webinar, led by Sarah Morris, costs: ACRL member: US $50; ALA member: $75; Nonmember: $90; Student: $40.
"Libraries, universities, schools, and other learning environments are grappling with numerous changes and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including significant shifts in how we teach, learn, and research in now remote and online environments. Now, more than ever, it is vital to equip learners with the skills they need to navigate a rapidly changing information landscape and to empower learners to be critical consumers, users, and producers of information. Increasingly, our students and patrons need information and media literacy skills to not only achieve success in learning environments that are undergoing a great deal of change, but also to navigate challenging information landscapes that influence the decisions they might be making about their health, their career, and their role as citizens.  ... Together, we will unpack and share some of our current challenges. Next, we will explore select vital, and highly transferrable, information and media literacy skills and concepts that can be empowering and beneficial for students to learn during this time. We will then consider instruction strategies, methods, and approaches for delivering this content to students. Finally, we will explore ideas for ways to communicate and share our content and ideas with different audiences and partners to ensure our efforts can not only meet the needs of the present moment but also continue in the future." More info at
Photo by Sheila Webber: wild roses in a garden, May 2020

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