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Welcome! This guide is a collaborative work-in-progress in conjunction with the MA Library System and the MA library community. Many thanks to all the librarians who have suggested content for this page. If you would like to recommend an addition, please email Christi at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Social Media
MSLA Twitter Chat
Transcript from MA School Library Assoc. (MSLA) Twitter chat on fake news and media literacy (Feb. 8, 2017)
Resources to Share with Your Community
Tips for Spotting Fake News
Fake News and the Human Brain
Webinars & Training
ALA - Libraries Transforming Communities
"Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD). It seeks to introduce libraries to various dialogue and deliberation approaches, enabling libraries to foster conversation and lead change in their communities."
ALA: Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy
February 22, 2017
"Talk of fake news and the need for critical thinking skills have been in heavy rotation in the media in recent months, with new calls for the public to acquire appropriate research and evaluation skills and become more information savvy. However, none of this is new for librarians and information professionals, particularly for those who teach information literacy classes! With this renewed interest, librarians have brand new opportunities to impart these skills to patrons."
SLJ/ISTE: Information Literacy in the Age of Fake News
March 16, 2017.
"Our popular series returns with all-new presentations on technology in the education space, from helping struggling readers to sorting fact from fiction when it comes to digital information. Led by top practitioners in the field, these one-hour free programs will offer practical insight into these hot topics in tech, with implications for schools and libraries."
Guides from Other Organizations
Stories about Fake News - from Media Matters