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SHOCKING REPORT: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too!
Presenter: Trevor Martinson, Library Development Specialist
When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:30pm-2:00pm (CT)

Did President Obama try to run for a third term? Did Pope Francis endorse Donald Trump for president? Will Bill Gates send you money if you share his Facebook post? Did the creator of Breaking Bad confirm the series will return for a sixth season? Is Facebook implementing user fees?

The answer to all of these questions is: No! These are all examples of fake news. Fake news is nothing new; but thanks to things like social media, its presence has increased exponentially in recent years. Fake news has become a very real problem.

Can you identify fake news? Are you able to help others discern between fiction and fact? Join us to sharpen your information literacy skills! This webinar will cover the rise and history of fake news, ways to identify and categorize it, and the methods to prevent it.

Register for the webinar through our calendar.

If registration for the webinar is full, please email for the recording.

Looking for Commonsense?
Presenter: Carmen Redding, School & Youth Services Specialist
When: Thursday, November 16, 2017 1:30pm-2:00pm (CT)

Join the crowd! Check out what Commonsense Education has for teachers. In this webinar I will show you around the website, especially the Digital Citizenship portion for librarians. If you haven't checked out this valuable resource, be prepared to be impressed with lesson plans, activity sheets, short videos, and even resources for parents. All lessons are aligned to the Common Core Standards. I will even correlate the digital citizenship lessons to the ND standards. Join me for the "commonsense" scoop!

Disclaimer: There must be at least 5 participants signed up for the webinar by Monday, November 13th. We will not have the session if there are not enough participants.

Register for the webinar through our calendar.

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