Regular registration is $60; the student rate is $30.
The eighth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 1, 2018 at Tisch Library, Tufts University (Medford, MA). It is a low-cost, day-long program that will feature expert lectures from Dr. Claire Wardle on fighting misinformation and Eric Huntley on data visualization, a panel discussion with first generation college students, and a bevy of afternoon workshops on topics such as zines, copyright, losing your fear of public speaking, mapping Census data, research data management, and text analysis for the social sciences. Once again, we’ll be offering informal discussion groups with topics generated by the attendees in advance. Take a look at the preliminary information on speakers and sessions at the2018 SSLBC website.
A few more things:
- We’ve updated our Code of Conduct this year. Take a look before you register.
- We can no longer offer free parking for attendees. Parking is available for $8 in the Dowling Hall garage. The Medford/Somerville campus is well served by bus lines and is about a 15 minute walk from the Davis Square T stop. Check out our Travel Info page for more detail.
- Metadata Design
- Cultural Competence for the Academic Librarian
- Describing Photographs for the Online Catalogue
- Writing for the Web
- Information Architecture: Designing Navigation for Library Websites
- Planning and Leading Effective Team Meetings
- Introduction to Bibliometrics, Informetrics, and Altmetrics
- AACR2 Legacy Practices
- Introduction to Accessibility and Universal Design in Libraries
- Early Literacy-Enhanced Storytimes: Intentionality is the Key
- Transforming and Querying XML with XSLT and XQuery
- The SPARQL Fundamentals III
- Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction
- Introduction to Cataloging
- Metadata Implementation
- Library of Congress Classification
- Exploring and Applying Critical Theory: An Introduction for Librarians
- Crash Course in Assessing Library Instruction
- Developing a Website Content Strategy
- Wikipedia for Libraries and Archives
- Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses
- Strategic Planning: Setting Directions for the Future
- Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
- Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction
- Introduction to RDF Robert Chavez
- Introduction to RDA
- Creating an Oral History Project
- Active Learning Strategies
- Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change
- Service Design: Towards a Holistic Assessment of Library Services
- Agile Library Operations: Introduction to Scrum and the Agile Manifesto
- Using Intentional Planning to Choose Developmentally-Appropriate and Diverse Books for Storytime
- Introduction to Text Encoding
- Foundations of Early Literacy: Using Your Knowledge to Enrich Library Experiences for Young Children and Their Families
- RDFa1.1 (RDFa and RDFa Lite) and RSS
- Introduction to JSON and Structured Data
- Introduction to Archives Administration and Management
- Translating the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into Our Teaching Practices
- 2:00 PM-4:30 PM (Eastern)
- 1:00 PM-3:30 PM (Central)
- 12:00 PM-2:30 PM (Mountain)
- 11:00 AM-1:30 PM (Pacific)
Discussions and debate surrounding fake news have increasingly dominated the news cycle itself. And everyone from educators to journalists to policy makers have grappled with ways to understand and to solve fake news issues. However, for librarians much of this discourse probably sounds familiar. While the attention paid to fake news is a more recent phenomenon, the work librarians have done to address fake news, and misinformation more broadly conceived, is not new. Librarians have focused on helping people develop information literacy skills, to in part deal with misinformation, for quite a long time. Librarians, and academic librarians more specifically, can play a vital role in empowering and equipping students to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem.
In this webcast, participants will explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news. First, participants will examine factors, both historic and new, that contribute to the proliferation of fake news. Participants will also explore connections between information and news literacy skills. Participants will then discover ways to apply more traditional research and information literacy skills, such as source evaluation skills, to addressing fake news, and will gain ideas for new, interactive ways to help students handle fake news and misinformation. This webcast will incorporate time for interactive discussion, online polls, reflection, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. Likewise, participants will leave with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that they can use in their teaching and outreach efforts.
- Identify factors, both historic and current, that contribute to fake news and misinformation
- Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
- Apply news literacy skills and competencies to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
- Develop interactive lessons that enhance students’ information and news literacy skills and empower students’ to navigate and evaluate misinformation
- Construct strategies for outreach and collaboration on news literacy initiatives and projects
Who Should Attend
Instruction librarians, information literacy, individuals interested in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Sarah Morris is a librarian and educator with a decade of experience working in libraries, museums, K-12 schools, and higher education environments. Sarah currently works as a Learning and Assessment Librarian at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the co-founder and co-director of Nucleus Learning Network, an educational nonprofit dedicated to providing training and consulting opportunities for Austin area educators hoping to grow their skills in STEM and digital literacy education. Through her nonprofit, she is currently collaborating with Mozilla to develop news literacy curriculum for middle and high school students. Sarah has a Master’s degree in the Humanities from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include high school to college transitions, first-year experience, exploring interdisciplinary approaches to information literacy instruction, teaching with new technologies, and developing training and mentoring opportunities for new teachers.
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
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