Session Reports for the Fall 2017 Program

ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter, Fall 2017 Program

Fact, False, or Just Flawed:
Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness
November 17, 2017
at University of Pennsylvania

Sessions Reports

Program Description

The current political climate has called into question basic ideals of information quality. Objectivity, bias, opinion, fact, and evidence are thrown into question at every turn. The old standbys for teaching source evaluation now seem insufficient. So how do we teach our students to be smart and ethical information consumers and producers? We heard from media scholars and journalists about professional practices and principles and the impact of technology and other forces that shape the news. We  also heard from librarians who are using innovative methods for teaching students to critically examine sources of information.

Keynote

Pamela Newkirk, Professor of Journalism and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

View Session Report by Carol Howe

Expert Panel

Tom Ipri (Moderator), Associate Director for Public Services & Programming, St. Joseph’s University

Mark Dent, Reporter, Billy Penn and Politifact: Pennsylvania Edition

Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Delaware County Community College

Vanessa Schipani, Annenberg Public Policy Center and Science Writer for FactCheck.org

John L Sullivan, Associate Professor of Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College

View Session Report by Penny Lochner

Lightning Round

Group 1

Humorous Accounts of Fake News — Why They’re Not So Funny by Lane Glisson, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Muckraking 2.gonz0: Reframing Alt-Media by  Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Delaware County Community College

Balancing act: Making a small shift to complicate an evaluation activity by Jennifer Jarson, Penn State Lehigh Valley

Power and privilege in media and research: A new First Year Seminar by Joanna Gadsby and Katy Sullivan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Internet fakery is a many-splendored thing: teaching first-year students about digital dangers by Jasmine Woodson, Lehigh University

View Session Report by Jess Denke

Group 2

Digital Media Literacy Workshop Series by Vickie Karasic, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Memes & Learning by Mariya Zharova, Former Research Fellow at Drexel ExCITe Center

The Tequila Diet: Using Questionable Health Claims to Teach Undergraduates about Fake News by Alex Pfundt, Bryn Mawr College

Source Cards for Critical Consumption of Information: Active Learning for Digital Natives by Jess Denke, Muhlenberg College

Examining Bias and Objectivity in Journalism by Eleanor Goldberg, Delaware County Community College

View Session Report by Jessica Brangiel

Spring Program: April 20, 2018

cheryl middletonSave the Date for the Delaware Valley Chapter’s spring program on campus partnerships!

Friday, April 20, 2018
Muhlenberg College

The board is thrilled that Cheryl Ann Middleton has accepted our invitation to be the program’s keynote speaker. Ms. Middleton is the President of the ACRL & Associate University Librarian for Research & Scholarly Communication at Oregon State University Libraries.  Read the ACRL 2016 Profile  of Ms. Middleton.

Fall Program Lightning Talks – Slides Added

Friday,  November 17, is our fall program on news literacy…

Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

 

 

And we can’t wait to hear from our lightning round presenters! Continue reading “Fall Program Lightning Talks – Slides Added”

ACRL DVC Fall Program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

Has the news kept you up at night this year? Join us to learn more about the current news environment and teaching news literacy at the ACRL DVC Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

Date: Friday, November 17
Location: University of Pennsylvania Law School
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration – closed Continue reading “ACRL DVC Fall Program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness”

ACRL DVC Fall Program Lightning Round: Call for Presenters

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed.
The program will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. (Fall program information available here) Continue reading “ACRL DVC Fall Program Lightning Round: Call for Presenters”

ACRL Delaware Valley and Maryland Chapters Cohost Leaders’ Reception at ACRL 2017 in Baltimore

Ending a Friday filled with energizing and informative sessions at ACRL 2017, ACRL leaders and local chapter members gathered at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards to relax, recharge, and swap stories while enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres. ACRL-DVC provided financial support and planning input for the event. Many thanks go to the Maryland Chapter for inviting us to participate and handling the logistics. Also thanks to the additional sponsors whose generosity helped make this event possible.

Meet the ACRL-DVC conference scholarship recipient, Julianna Pakstis …

More pictures of the gathering…

Our sponsors…

Fall 2016 Program Report – CritLib: Theory and Action

CritLib: Theory and Action

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Photo by Cathy Ogur

An engaged group arrived Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Inn at Swarthmore to learn what is behind conversations tagged #critlib. CritLib, or critical librarianship, is a movement to bring social justice principles into our work in libraries. CritLib aims to engage participants in discussion about critical perspectives on library practice. At this workshop, participants began the day exploring the CritLib movement and personal identity. Following the ACRL/DVC Business meeting, attendees heard a panel of  librarians share three approaches to helping students learn to think critically and take action. The workshop ended with exercises to help us look at our personal and social identities. We discussed and reflected on their impact on our interactions.

If you’d like to know more, please read on! The following agenda includes links to a report about each of the sessions.

Agenda

Keynote

“From the Personal to the Theoretical, or a Love Letter to bell hooks”
Veronica Arellano Douglas, Reference & Instruction Librarian, St. Mary’s College
session report by Carol Howe

Delaware Valley Chapter Business Meeting

session report by Cathy Ogur

CritLib in Practice Panel Session

“Hiring and Instruction,” Jeremy McGinniss, Library Director, Clarks Summit University

“Subverting Power: Let the Students Teach,” Romel Espinel, Web Services Librarian, Stevens Institute of Technology

“Just Do Something About Social Justice,” Adam Mizelle, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Widener University

session report by Nancy Bellafante

Closing Discussion

“Your Social Identity Snapshot,” DeVon Jackson, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs & Cultural Development, Villanova University
session report by Cathy Ogur