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Italian government launches high school program to educate about fake news

GOOD: “…Starting later this month, the Italian government will be rolling out a program to 8,000 high schools across the country that teaches students how to deal with fake news. In addition to training students how to identify fabricated stories, Italian journalists from national broadcaster RAI will also contribute to lessons on how not to disseminate fake news and conspiracy theories, how to demand evidence from those sharing questionable sources, and to always remember things on the web can be manipulated. Italian officials hope the lesson plans will serve as a defense against fabricated information that can be weaponized to sway elections and undermine democratic norms…”

Research – The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

The Conversation: “Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access… Continue Reading

New site debuts – Quartz at Work

If you are a regular reader and/or consumer of even just a slice of the daily dose of articles, news, guides, presentations, Ted Talks, topical podcasts, and of course, consultant driven workshops in the workplace, on the many permutations of “Leadership” and “Management,” Quartz may just have a new pit stop to add to your… Continue Reading

Northeastern University – What’s New – Fake News and the Next Generation

“It’s been a decade since the rise of Facebook and Twitter began to replace our shared news consciousness with personalized social media. Today’s college freshmen were just eight when the iPhone was released, destined to become a constant companion with these new sources of information. What is next generation’s view of the news like? How… Continue Reading

Why blogs endure: A study of recent college graduates and motivations for blog readership

Why blogs endure: A study of recent college graduates and motivations for blog readership, Alison J. Head, Michele Van Hoeck, Kirsten Hostetler. First Monday, Volume 22, Number 10 – 2 October 2017. “This paper reports the results from a mixed methods study of recent college graduates who were asked if and why they used blogs… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – 25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening

Via LLRX – 25 for 25: A Librarian’s Free Law Awakening – For law librarians, the past 25 years have engaged us in a journey from fee based access to the law via books, followed by dedicated terminals and CDs, to online portal services, to the current state of far more open, accessible and free… Continue Reading

Paper – Information access and information literacy under siege

Information access and information literacy under siege: The potentially devastating effects of the proposed 2017. White House budget on already-marginalized populations in the United States. Courtney Lawrence Douglass, Ursula Gorham, Renee F. Hill, Kelly M. Hoffman, Paul T. Jaeger, Gagan Jindal, Beth St. Jean. First Monday, Volume 22, Number 10 – 2 October 2017. “This… Continue Reading

4 Part Series – It’s the end of the university as we know it

Quartz [Part 4 in the series of articles – digital transformation and the impact on higher education]: “Over the last several decades, the university library has become less vital, its books getting dusty with disuse, its edge-worn card system replaced by digital catalogs and powerful scanning machines that could put entire tomes online in minutes.… Continue Reading

Have we finally bridged the digital divide? Smart phone and Internet use patterns by race and ethnicity

First Monday, Volume 22, Number 9 – 4 September 2017 – Have we finally bridged the digital divide? Smart phone and Internet use patterns by race and ethnicity, by Robert W. Fairlie. “Two decades ago an influential article documented the alarming disparities that existed in access to computers and the Internet between African-Americans and whites (Hoffman… Continue Reading

NYPL Reading Room for Rare Books and Manuscripts

The Village Voice – Keepers of the Secrets: “I was told that the most interesting man in the world works in the archives division of the New York Public Library, and so I went there, one morning this summer, to meet him…Our destination was Room 328. archives division of the New York Public Library, archives… Continue Reading

U of Wis – Using Infographics in Strategic Planning & Assessment

“The UW Law Library engages in regular strategic planning and assessment of our effectiveness in achieving our mission and realizing our goals.  At the beginning of the academic year, we develop a strategic plan consisting of three parts: our mission and vision, our ongoing key priorities, and a selection of strategic initiatives on which we… Continue Reading

40 year study of teen behavior indicates decline in adult activities

The Washington Post – [A new study – The Decline in Adult Activities Among U.S. Adolescents, 1976–2016] published Tuesday [September 19, 2017] in the journal Child Development, found that the percentage of adolescents in the U.S. who have a driver’s license, who have tried alcohol, who date, and who work for pay has plummeted since… Continue Reading