May 23, 2018 at 07:03AM
via Graduate School of Library and Information Science - University of Illinois
In this report, readers will:
- learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviors that have perpetuated its spread;
- discover techniques to identify fake news, especially online; and
- explore methods to help library patrons of all ages think critically about information, teaching them ways to separate fact from fiction.
Cooke's research and teaching interests include human information behavior (particularly in an online context), critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an emphasis on infusing them into LIS education and pedagogy). She was named a "Mover & Shaker" by Library Journal in 2007 and was the 2016 recipient of ALA's Equality Award and the Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award presented by ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach. She has edited and authored several books, including "Information Services to Diverse Populations."
"I'm excited to be able to contribute to this important conversation," Cooke said of her special report. "I hope this work will help LIS professionals engage with issues of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation in new and innovative ways."