NSF-funded team to develop community-specific information literacy tools

Read the full story in Library Journal.

With the help of a $750,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant awarded in September 2021, a team of researchers has launched “Adapting and Scaling Existing Educational Programs to Combat Inauthenticity and Instill Trust in Information,” a study created to understand the information literacy needs of populations usually overlooked in such work, and to test methods of improving information literacy among them. Starting with methods used in K–12 information literacy instruction, the project will investigate the processes several groups use to distinguish truth from untruth when making decisions, and then develop a new instructional toolkit for use outside the formal education system, with a strong focus on libraries.

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