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November 21, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Center for an Informed Public Will Create an Information Literacy Program for Libraries

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public (CIP) are using IMLS funding for Misinformation Media Literacy: Supporting Libraries as Hubs for Misinformation Education (MML), a 3-year project “to create a comprehensive, nationwide information literacy program that aims to increase capacity for library staff and community members to address and navigate problematic information in their local communities.” The first phase of the project will see researchers consolidate existing CIP resources, and the second phase will “shift toward building capacity for librarians to use these CIP information literacy resources through sustainable professional development opportunities and communities of practice.”

“Our expertise allows us to study misinformation from a variety of perspectives—covering how misinformation is generated, where and how it flows, and why people trust or believe certain information,” says Chris Coward, CIP’s co-founder and MML’s co-principal investigator. “We’re well positioned to develop educational resources that build on latest research findings and insights while sharing those with public librarians and others in the library community.”

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