Teaching Metaliteracy in a Post-Truth World

The School of Library & Information Science is pleased to host Trudi Jacobson (MLS, MA) and Thomas P. Mackey (Ph.D.) as speakers in the College of Human Sciences and Education Quality of Life lecture series.

This presentation will introduce metaliteracy and its critical role in a post-truth world. Metaliteracy enables learners to make sense of the vast amount of information in the world of social media, preparing them to challenge and reject fabrications. Ideas will be presented for incorporating discipline-based teaching of metaliteracy, from the development of metmaliteracy learning outcomes to the design of collaborative teaching and learning opportunities. Participants will gain insights into how to promote metaliterate learning through the lifespan.

Trudi E. Jacobson, MLS, MA is Distinguished Librarian and head of the Information Literacy Department at the University of Albany, SUNY.

Thomas P. Mackey, PhD is Professor of Humanities and The Arts in the Department of Literature, Communication and Cultural Studies at SUNY Empire State College.

About SLIS

The School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) provides a 100% online education in library and information science. SLIS offers an undergraduate minor and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in library science, an ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science, and Graduate Certificates in Archival Studies, Records & Information Management, and School Librarianship. SLIS is part of the College of Human Sciences & Education.  

Visit the School of Library & Information Science at lsu.edu/chse/slis.

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The college is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development, the School of Library & Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs, 18 graduate programs, and 7 online graduate degree and/or certificate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,120 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is committed to improving quality of life across the lifespan.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at lsu.edu/chse.