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Call for Submissions: ACRL DVC Fall Program Lighting Round

The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: 

Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness.

The event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Read more about the program schedule and speakers: http://bit.ly/2fUCgfB

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? Excited about a simple but powerful technique that you want to share with interested colleagues? Submit a lightning round proposal to teach folks to spot false, misleading, and all other shades of duplicitous public discourse. Topics may include…


  • Statistics in reporting
  • Scientific studies in the news
  • Bias in the news
  • Evaluating non-textual information (photos, video, infographics)
  • Government sources
  • Filter bubbles

There is no slide limit, but the round cannot exceed 10 minutes, so practice, practice, practice!

Submit your proposal online: https://goo.gl/forms/8cZjmi14qfvXiSbz2  

Deadline: October 20, 2017