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Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Conference Theme: Supporting Information Literacy in Hybrid Spaces

March 31 – April 1, 2022 • Virtual

The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy (GICOIL) invites all K-12 and higher education faculty and staff, librarians, media professionals, writing instructors, teachers, and graduate students to join us for the opportunity to share research and best methods for teaching and learning information literacy!

The conference allows participants to engage one another and learn the best practices for teaching these essential skills to students. Through this year’s virtual conference, you can discover how to apply crucial information literacy skills in your own settings.

Conference Keynote: Mike Caulfield

Mike Caulfield is currently a Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, leading rapid response efforts to misinformation around crisis events and testing new models of media literacy. His SIFT model, a practical approach to quick source and claim investigation, encourages readers to take a minute or two to seek out basic information about sources and claims before they engage more deeply with media, and, if necessary, to move on to better material. His recent work on election misinformation looks at the way new election rumors use common, repeated elements from cycle to cycle. His work has been covered by The New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the MIT Technology Review. He is currently working on two NSF funded projects examining how newer information literacy approaches can be redesigned for non-student populations.

Keynote Presentation: Reputation Heuristics and Literacies of Attention

Using a variety of examples showing the challenges of navigating our current online information environment, digital literacy expert Mike Caulfield will show how and why traditional approaches to critical thinking instruction often fail to prepare our students for the world they encounter online. Using his SIFT methodology, he will demonstrate how short investigative techniques around source and claim-checking can result in radically improved outcomes for students and citizens navigating information online.

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#GICOIL22 | March 31 – April 1, 2022 | Virtual

Last updated: 12/21/2021