Journal Article: “Librarian Perspectives on Misinformation: A Follow-Up and Comparative Study”
The article linked below was recently published by C&RL (College & Research Libraries).
C&RL (College & Research Libraries)
Vol 84, No 4 (2023)
While academic librarians have been quick to respond to the crisis of misinformation through information literacy instruction and tool development, little research exists on the extent to which they are teaching news literacy skills in the classroom. This study explores academic librarians’ perspectives on misinformation and whether they are addressing misinformation in their teaching. The results are compared to a previous study on faculty perspectives. Findings show that librarians are concerned about misinformation and are integrating it into their instruction. While their concerns and activities overlap with discipline faculty in many respects, some significant differences exist which might cause barriers to further implementation.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.