Roles for information professionals in the fake news era

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Presented by Dr. Heidi Julien

Lectures, talks and seminars

18 Feb 2020 5:30 pm to 18 Feb 2020 6:30 pm

Rutherford House, Room RHLT3
Victoria University of Wellington

Dr. Heidi Julien from the University of Buffalo discusses the professional responsibility of information professionals to address fake news.

The time is now, the urgency is severe. We must take a stand in the face of fake news and the denigration of truth and expertise by those with power and influence. Information professionals are uniquely positioned to contribute our expertise to addressing one of the most profoundly damaging issues of our time: disregard for expertise and for credible, fact-based information. We have the intellectual and practical tools to address these issues and we have a professional responsibility to employ them. This talk will address the ways in which we can exercise these responsibilities.

For more information contact: Dr. Jennifer Campbell-Meier

Speaker Bios

Dr. Heidi Julien is a Professor in the Department of Information Science at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY). Her research interests are interdisciplinary, with a focus on digital literacy and information behavior.