ASI Webinar: Sources: Evaluating for Reliability
with Kelly Delevan, MSIS
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
10 am Pacific; 11 am Mountain; 12 pm Central; 1 pm Eastern
With the rise of misinformation and disinformation on the open web, it is becoming increasingly difficult to determine the credibility of information sources.
Yet, as an indexer, it's important to know that sources you use for your work are reliable.
Kelly Delevan, Information Literacy Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries, will guide participants through a series of tools and techniques that can be used to evaluate the reliability of sources that can be found on the web.
- Learn about the rise of misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation on the web
- Distinguish identifying characteristics of each type of information
- Learn techniques, like the SIFT method, that have been developed to help users quickly assess the credibility of information sources online
Kelly Delevan is the Information Literacy librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. She is responsible for the Information Literacy Program at SU Libraries, working to enable the Syracuse University community to succeed as members of an increasingly complex information society. Kelly has also developed the Information Literacy Scholars program, a unique opportunity for graduate students interested in academic librarianship, reference, and instruction to acquire working experience and mentoring in the SU libraries. Prior to joining Syracuse University, Kelly was the Instructional Services Librarian at Le Moyne College, and a research librarian at the New York Public Library. She received her MSIS in Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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