In this week’s episode, we’re featuring the audio from a previously recorded webcast hosted by the Charleston Conference titled “Misinformation.” The presenter is Samantha J. Kaplan, UNC Chapel Hill.
This session will address the concept of misinformation – what it is, when it occurs, and how what is misinformation in one context may be good information in another. I will present the status of information as context-dependent, leading to the importance of considering context with sensitivity, empathy, and a critical eye. This session is distinct because it attempts to stretch misinformation from a black and white concept to a larger spectrum. We will briefly examine evidence of the ways information systems exacerbate issues of misinformation.
We have another webcast scheduled for the end of this month on marketing for libraries. See the link below for details.
Charleston Conference Webcasts: http://www.charlestonlibraryconference.com/video/webinars/
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.