ACRL Insider invites people to “join ACRL on Thursday, February 21 for the e-Learning webcast Controversial Topics and Difficult Dialogues – Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library. The webcast will be held from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Eastern) | 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central) | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain) | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific).
Misinformation and fake news are deeply complex and often fraught issues that can be difficult to address in the library. Misinformation is in many respects designed to play on people’s emotions, to polarize issues, and to heighten controversy. Navigating these currents in lessons on media literacy is a challenge many librarians face. This webcast will focus on strategies, techniques, and ideas to empower librarians to confidently tackle topics like misinformation in the library. If librarians are empowered and confident in their ability to address misinformation in the library, then they can better empower their patrons to strengthen their own media literacy skills and grapple with misinformation themselves.
Unpack some of the trends, concepts, and ideas surrounding misinformation, Discuss and explore strategies and techniques for addressing controversial or polarizing information in the library. Leave with concrete strategies and action plans that you can implement in your own library for tackling controversial topics, misinformation, and media literacy…”
Also according to ACRL Insider “the advance registration deadline for ACRL 2019 is coming February 22! Take advantage of discounted registration fees and save $70 or more off onsite rates.
ACRL 2019 features more than 500 programs carefully selected and presented by leaders in the profession offering insights and inspiration to enhance your library’s programs and services. And that’s in addition our lineup of inspirational keynote speakers and thought-provoking invited presentations…”
Do you believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to personal and organizational excellence in the library and archives professions?
Register now to attend IDEAL ’19 on Tuesday–Wednesday, August 6–7, 2019, on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio.
IDEAL, formerly the National Diversity in Libraries Conference, aims to foster awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity issues through the exploration of exemplary practice, contemporary theory, thought leadership, and strategy development for all in the academic and public library, archives, and museum sectors.
Early-bird registration for IDEAL ’19 is available now through April 30, 2019. Registration rates are as follows:
- Early-bird rate: $200 (February 1–April 30)
- Regular rate: $250 (May 1–July 1)
- Student rate: $100
A block of rooms has been secured at the Hilton Columbus Downtown Hotel for $149 per night for IDEAL ’19 attendees. Book your room today at https://book.passkey.com/go/IDEAL19. You can also call the Hilton central reservation line at 1-855-380-9591 and reference the group code IDEAL19.
For additional information about IDEAL ’19, visit the conference website at www.go.osu.edu/IDEAL19.
Please consider submitting a presentation or poster proposal as well. The deadline to submit is March 10, 2019.
We look forward to welcoming you to IDEAL ’19 on August 6!
Date & tIme: This webinar takes place from 12-1 Pacific time, March 5, 2019.
Libraries are taking note of the increasing need to support open education projects on campus and beginning to hire for newly-created OER Librarian positions. Requests for sample position descriptions often circulate on listservs as departments consider responsibilities to assign and fitting new personnel into existing workloads. Michaela Willi Hooper, Linn-Benton Community College, and Meggie Wright, Lane Community College, will discuss their experiences as OER Librarians and suggest practices that lead to successful hiring, onboarding, and support for these positions.
The session will be recorded and captioned to share later.
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Call-in number: 646 876 9923
Participant PIN: 526 805 669
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