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Friday, May 8 • 10:00am - 11:00am
We Can Teach It! Third Wave Information Literacy, Fake News, and Surveillance Capitalism

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Barbara Fister wrote that we are entering information literacy's third wave; encompassing information beyond the library, the impacts of commercialization, and myriad issues that float within the specter of fake news. This world is defined by the economic logic of surveillance capitalism, which profits by turning our digital data into prediction products aiming to nudge our beliefs and behaviors. Its success requires either ignorance or resignation; our success necessitates bringing light to "third wave" issues.

This presentation will review these evolving societal issues and explore how we can teach the third wave, from one-shot sessions to developing course curriculum. Specifically, the presenter will share her experience teaching the Sociology of Fake News and reflect on how it has informed her everyday work.

Participants will:
  • Be able to describe third wave information literacy and the related concepts of fake news and surveillance capitalism in order to develop ways to integrate this material into their teaching activities.


Hailey Mooney

Psychology & Sociology Librarian, University of Michigan

Friday May 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT