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    Information literacy and fake news: How the field of librarianship can help combat the epidemic of fake news

    de Paor, Saoirse and Heravi, Bahareh (2020) Information literacy and fake news: How the field of librarianship can help combat the epidemic of fake news. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 46 (102218). ISSN 0099-1333

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    This paper studies how the field of librarianship can help counteract the phenomenon of fake news and mis-information. A literature review was conducted to identify the current themes, patterns, correlations and gapswithin the existing literature on fake news, information literacy and librarianship. Findings centre on definingfake news, analysing contemporary and emerging information literacy frameworks, and outlining the current efforts and initiatives exercised by libraries to refute the spread of fake news and educate communities on how to navigate through an era of untruth and disinformation. The paper outlines effective initiatives developed by those within the Library and Information Systems (LIS) profession while highlighting considerations and re-commendations as to how librarians can continue to enhance their role in the digital age and make successful contributions to the professional field.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Fake news; Misinformation; Disinformation; Information literacy; Librarianship; Information professionals;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 13770
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    Depositing User: Saoirse de Paor
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 10:39
    Journal or Publication Title: The Journal of Academic Librarianship
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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