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Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-2016

Conference Name

The Innovative Library Conference (TILC), Radford University, Radford, VA

Abstract

Teaching students how the information cycle works is a common instructional goal for academic librarians. Oftentimes we do this by showing them examples of how things work under ideal circumstances. By sharing case studies in information cycles that have short‐circuited, either due to moral panics about the impact of new technologies or due to poor reporting gone bad on social media, we can teach students how to be critical readers of empirical research‐based claims. In this lightening talk, the presenter will provide examples of incorporating these case studies into library instruction settings and share ideas that will help to bridge the gap between real‐life experiences of the information cycle and student research assignments.

ORCID

0000-0003-1443-9797

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