ACRL Presents – Lies, Damned Lies, and News: How Do Today’s Students Stay Informed and What Can Librarians Learn from Them? (11/8)

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How Students Engage with News coverJoin ACRL for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Lies, damned lies, and news: How do today’s students stay informed and what can librarians learn from them?,” on Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.)

Reporting on Project Information Literacy’s 2018 national study of more than 5,000 students and their news engagement practices, discuss what the findings mean for information literacy instruction. Actionable recommendations are offered for unravelling the complexities of the “post-truth problem,” specific to our time, technologies, and information habits of young news consumers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand students’ news engagement habits by drawing on findings from a national Project Information Literacy study;
  • Apply study findings to develop innovative instructional strategies that strengthen students’ news literacy for their academic, personal and workplace needs;
  • Identify key strategic partnerships on campus and beyond it to lead change with the potential to improve news literacy in wider society.

Kirsten Hostetler is a research analyst and survey manager for PIL’s news study, “How Students Engage with News.” She has worked with PIL since 2013 and also served as the Associate Director of the Lifelong Learning Study in 2016. Kirsten has worked in both public and academic libraries and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University. She is the Instruction and Outreach Faculty Librarian at Central Oregon Community College in Bend, OR.

Margy MacMillan is a senior researcher with Project Information Literacy (PIL) and a co-author of the news study report, “How Students Engage with News: Six Takeaways for Educators, Journalists, and Librarians.” She recently retired as a Professor and Librarian from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where she worked for over 30 years, primarily in instruction with Communications students, and most recently, in SoTL.

How to Register
Submit your free registration online. The webcast will be recorded and posted online after the live event. Questions should be directed to