Title

Gear Up: An In-Depth Look at Fake News

Event Name/Location

Gear Up Workshop; Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University / Fort Lauderdale, FL

Event Name

Gear Up Workshop; Alvin Sherman Library, Nova Southeastern University

Event Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Document Type

Invited Presentation

Publication Date

9-27-2018

Abstract

NSU’s Alvin Sherman Library will host “An In-Depth Look at ‘Fake News,’” as a part of their Gear Up academic workshop series. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Faculty Study, Room 236, of the Shepard Broad College of Law building from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

Speakers at the event include Dean Jon Garon of the Shepard Broad College of Law, Dr. Janine Morris of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Writing and Communication as well as a representative from Access World News.

Part of the workshop will highlight the Alvin Sherman Library’s resources students and the public can utilize to help identify fake news in their research.

“There is a lot of misinformation, and with the way that news is so readily available, it’s on us, as readers, to be able to read critically and to be able to identify what is accurate and inaccurate, so it’s great that the library already has all of these databases that we are able to access and use,” said Morris. “But I think more than that, it’s important that we are aware of how to read and process information so that we know how to judge it based on its accuracy.”

Senta Sellers, arts and humanities subject liaison, encourages everyone to come, regardless of their fields. “I think it’s a relevant topic to everyone, it’s kind of why we picked it, because it’s so timely,” explained Sellers.

Students, faculty, staff and the public are welcome to attend the event.

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