Chances are, you already engage in lateral reading in your own information evaluation practice, and your learners might as well! Lateral reading is a powerful approach to source evaluation that involves leaving an information source to learn more about it before engaging with the source itself. In this first session of a two-part workshop with Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator at UNC Greensboro University Libraries, you’ll learn more about what lateral reading is, what the research says about how and why it works, and how it can be used to supplement or even reframe typical approaches to source evaluation.

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About Jenny Dale:
Jenny Dale is the Information Literacy Coordinator at UNC Greensboro University Libraries, where she helps members of the campus community navigate the murky waters of our current information landscape. She became mildly obsessed with lateral reading as a strategy for evaluating information found online back in 2018 after reading about the results of a study conducted by Wineburg and McGrew, and she’s been building it into lesson plans about evaluation ever since. She has printed about lateral reading at local, state, and national library conferences, and is happy to talk to anyone about why it’s so great!

Teaching Information Evaluation with Lateral Reading, Session #1: The What and the Why

November 30, 2021 @ 3:00 pm-November 30, 2021 @ 4:00 pm