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Thursday, June 7 • 11:15 - 12:00
G1 - Real or fake? Helping York University spot fake news

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Concerned about the proliferation of fake news, York University Libraries developed programming to empower individuals to critically reflect on the news they encounter. The panelists will share their experience creating a Fake News LibGuide, themed book displays, a social media campaign, a panel discussion, and media literacy workshops.



Préoccupées par la prolifération des fausses nouvelles, les bibliothèques de l’Université York ont mis au point des programmes visant à habiliter les gens à réfléchir de façon critique aux nouvelles qu’ils rencontrent. Les panélistes partageront leur expérience sur la création d’un Fake News LibGuide, d’expositions de livres thématiques, d’une campagne sur les médias sociaux, d’une discussion en groupe et d’ateliers d’éducation aux médias.

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Sophie Bury

Director, Learning Commons & Reference Services, York University Libraries
Sophie Bury is Director of Learning Commons & Reference Services at York University Libraries. She has a strong research interest in IL related issues with a special focus in her presentation and publication work on the topic of faculty's IL attitudes, perceptions and experiences... Read More →

Peter Duerr

Assistant Librarian, York University
Starting out in accounting and culinary worlds, Peter settled on librarianship. Acquiring his Western MLIS, he gained experience at Kings College and 2 co-ops: Ottawa’s Office of Learning Technologies & Moncton’s Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. His first employment was at... Read More →
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Genny Jon

Physical Sciences Librarian, York University
Genny Jon is a physical sciences librarian at York University. She is very interested in helping students learn to navigate and evaluate library resources and other information sources to find reliable information. As a news junkie, she is very concerned about how easily fake news... Read More →

Amy Poon

Reference and Instruction Librarian, York University
Amy Poon is currently the subject librarian for Psychology and Education at York University. She received her MLIS degree from Western University in 2012 and briefly worked in information management before arriving at York. Her interests include user experience, e-learning, and information... Read More →

Thursday June 7, 2018 11:15 - 12:00 EDT
Pavillon Tabaret Hall - TBT 112 (Salle Huguette-Labelle Hall)