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This is not a fake conference!

Date: 5 June 2018
Time: 08:30 - 16:30

K2 Building, Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG

Organiser: Alison Skoyles
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Price: Free
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Information professionals gather to discuss how they are tackling the fake news phenomenon with advice on helping students gain the necessary skills to find credible information

Information professionals and librarians teach information literacy and critical thinking skills. The recent spotlight on fake news has given us an opportunity to highlight our expertise in this area. This conference has attracted speakers from the areas of research, librarianship and journalism to present their initiatives on tackling fake news.

The overarching theme for the day will be Fake News and Libraries: how information professionals tackle fake news explored through a variety of short presentations showcasing projects and ideas that librarians and information professionals have created and are developing to combat fake news, helping students gain the necessary skills to find credible and reliable information.

Our keynote speakers are Rita Marcella and Graeme Baxter (Robert Gordon University) and there will be 12 other presentations showcasing how their institutions are approaching the fake news issue and highlight how handling this part of the information landscape is being taught to students.

The programme for the day is as follows:

9amRegistration and Refreshments
9.30am - 9.45amIntroduction and Welcome from LSBU and Housekeeping
9.45am - 10,15am

Adam Blackwell (Proquest) The Good News About Fake News: It’s a Far Bigger Problem than You Thought!

10.15am - 10.35am

Carol Hollier (University of Nottingham) Critical Approaches to sourcing information on the web and fake news

10.35am - 10.50amBreak
10.50am - 11.10amAndy Tattersall (University of Sheffield) New research needs to be better reported and librarians can help with that
11.15am -11.30amLorna Smith (Newcastle University) Developing Fake News Ninjas
11.30am - 12.15pmKeynote speaker – Rita Marcella and Graeme Baxter (Robert Gordon University) Debating the research agenda around Fake News
12.15pm - 1.15pmLunch, Networking and Stands
1.15pm - 1.45pmPeter Keep and Robin Pomeroy (The Charlotte Project) The Charlotte Project - Engaging youth on fake news
1.45pm - 2pmGwen Kent (University of Bedfordshire) Information Literacy, the cure for fake news: making the connection at the University of Bedfordshire
2pm - 2.20pmAmanda Closier and Ute Manecke (Open University) #FakeNewsFriday and other information literacy tales from the Open University Library
2.25pm - 2.45pmCarol Price, Mandy Goode and Janice Wright (Birmingham City University) Developing the research skills of students studying for their EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
2.45pm - 3.15pmGeorgina Cronin, Katie Hughes and Lucy Welch (University of Cambridge) From personal engagement to public engagement – the journey from experiencing fake news to educating others
3.15pm - 3.30pmAfternoon Break
3.30pm - 3.45pmHeather Lincoln and Kay Griffiths (Imperial College London) Teaching activities for business news and fake news information literacy
3.45pm - 4.05pmSebastian Krutkowski (University of Roehampton) Beyond source evaluation: using political satire to address fake news
4.05pm - 4.20pmAlison Skoyles, Marian Brown, Erin Bloxsidge and Kathy Neville (LSBU) HEAR-badged Fake News workshops and working with Journalism students
4.20pm - 4.30pmClosing comments
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