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Thursday, November 7 • 1:00pm - 2:10pm
From Fakes to Facts: How Librarians Can Foster Critical Thinking Among All Students

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We live in an age of information overload which leads to our information landscape becoming replete with examples of misinformation, oversimplification, and overly biased rhetoric. Despite increased public awareness, the challenges often referred to under the umbrella of ‘fake news’ continue to be highly problematic for information consumers. Our universities are seeking to ensure students are able to think critically, and be discerning information consumers that can separate fact from fiction, and approach their sources with an objective eye. Many librarians are finding new ways to support the growth of critical thinking habits - but what’s the best way to do this among students with widely diverse backgrounds – cultural, political, geographical, and academic? In this lively discussion, Dan Chibnall, Sarah Morris, Roz Tedford, Amanda DiFeterici and Kiren Shoman will share strategies and resource ideas for helping librarians make critical thinkers of patrons. They will encourage debate on creating habits that foster student success and enable students to overcome their own biases to become more informed, better-contributing citizens. Please come with your own strategies, ideas to test, tools to suggest, and experience that participants can take back to their institutions to enable engaging ways of fostering critical thinking among all students.

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Rosalind Tedford

Director of Research & Instruction, Wake Forest University
Information Literacy; Instruction; Liaison Work
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Kiren Shoman

VP of Editorial Pedagogy, SAGE Publishing
Kiren is responsible for SAGE London’s pedagogical publishing, covering textbooks, reference and video. Kiren is also responsible for Sage's recent acquisition, Talis, a technology company focused on connecting teaching and learning. She has played an instrumental role in the development... Read More →
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Dan Chibnall

STEM Librarian & Associate Professor of Librarianship, Drake University
Dan Chibnall is the STEM Librarian & Associate Professor of Librarianship at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He has taught one-shots, embedded courses, & five of his own courses over the past seven years at Drake. Dan teaches & researches the role of misinformation in our culture... Read More →
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Sarah Morris

Head of Instruction and Engagement and Subject Librarian for English, Emory University
Hello! I am Sarah Morris and I am the Head of Instruction and Engagement at the Emory Libraries and the Subject Librarian for English. Prior to coming to Emory I worked at libraries in Chicago and Austin, and I have a background in museum education, non-profits, instructional design... Read More →

Amanda DiFeterici

Product Manager of Information Literacy Products, Credo Reference

Thursday November 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:10pm EST
Salon II, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401