Teaching Social Information Literacy to Undergraduates


This session will present methods for teaching undergraduates new literacies relating to social content as well as updating older literacies for a social context. Social media has been proclaimed by some to be the AP Wire service of the current generation, yet few students critically engage with the information they are presented online. They do not consider the quality of the information, nor how it reaches them. In this session, I will discuss core concepts students will need to evaluate social information and how these differ with print and even other aspects of the web, as well as techniques I’ve found effective in relating those concepts. The presentation will also discuss how issues such as copyright are affected by social networking and social media as well as how these can be best presented to students.

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Missouri Library Association Conference