Teaching about Fake News

Those librarians interested in addressing fake news issues in the classroom, you might want to start by using this searchable archive of Donald Trump tweets at: http://www.trumptwitterarchive.com/archive Image credit  

Dewey Decibel Episode 16: Fighting Fake News

The latest podcast from the Dewey Decibel Podcast is all about defining and fighting “fake news.” It might be useful in discussions for in and out of the classroom related to information literacy.

Metacognition, Metaliteracy and Information Literacy

Recently Education Librarian Susan Ariew teamed up with Diane Fulkerson (USF Sarasota) and Trudi Jacobson to publish the article, “Revisiting Metacognition and Metaliteracy in the ARCL Framework,” in Communications in Information Literacy. The article discusses the various revisions of the ACRL Framework and in relation to the concepts of Metacognition and Metaliteracy. Much of the …

FACRL Seeking Proposals for Presentations & Posters

The theme of this year’s FACRL Annual Conference is about Fake News and Digital Literacy: The Academic Library’s Role in Shaping Digital Scholarship. The program will be held Friday, October 20 at the Tampa Bay History Museum. Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to academic librarianship and digital literacy will …

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit Launches

The ACRL Framework Advisory Board (FAB) announced the launch of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit is a freely available professional development resource that can be used and adapted for learning more about the Framework, learning strategies for using the Framework with library instruction, and also for forming a community of practice …

Using Interlibrary Loan at USF

Blended librarian Stephanie Jacobs has created an updated video tutorial about using interlibrary loan at USF. This video will come in handy embedded in Canvas courses where appropriate and as a way of helping patrons with research help remotely. The shortened permalink is: http://tiny.cc/ILL1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddk1SbVKrvk&feature=youtu.be

LibGuide on Fake News

Ilene Frank, Librarian Emeritus from USF, now a librarian at HCC, has created a LibGuide about fake news. Check it out at: http://libguides.hccfl.edu/fakenews/home

Spring Learn it Live Workshops

This Spring the USF Tampa Library is offering a variety of workshops ranging from our very popular career series on getting jobs, to basic workshops for transfer students or those who just need a refresher. Feel free to spread the word about the library’s workshops! Several of the workshops qualify for USF iPoints and are …

Instructional Video–USF Libraries E-books

At the request of a faculty member teaching an online course, blended Librarian Stephanie Jacobs has created an instructional video about e-books. The video points out features of most of our e-book platforms.  If you feel this video might be helpful to your patrons and online classes, by all means alert USF faculty to its …

ACRL Rolls Out Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox

The ACRL Framework Advisory Board has launched the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy sandbox. The sandbox is an openly accessible platform and repository for librarians and their educational partners to discover, share, collect, and use ongoing work related to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in practice and professional development. Visitors can …