ALA poster: Data literacy strategies for addressing fake news

Angie Oehrli, Tyler Hoff, and I shared a poster at ALA in which we selected some of the many data literacy strategies we’ve been working on with our team and discussed their application in helping people gain comprehension strategies to suss out fake news.

A screenshot of our poster is below. You can view a low-resolution version of our poster (<1MB in file size) here or the whopping full-resolution version (79MB!) here.

As an added bonus, our side project of creating the new 8-book series Data Geek for Cherry Lake Publishing got to show off a bit. This series, inspired by the the themes of this project (but not supported with grant funds), got its premiere at ALA!

In fact, we’ll be giving out a series set to someone after each of the eight sessions at our second 4T Virtual Conference on Data Literacy. This free event (free SCECH for Michigan educators) is coming up July 20-21. And we have another special prize for all attendees that we’re keeping under wraps for now, but we know you’ll want one! Visit our conference page to register.

Thanks to all who attended our session — we enjoyed the conversation!

About Kristin Fontichiaro

Kristin Fontichiaro is the principal investigator of this IMLS-funded project and a clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Information.