Mis/disinformation: What it is, why we believe it, and how we can do better
Hu Womack and Roz Tedford will present on mis/disinformation. Their presentation covers: -What mis/disinformation is and how it works: Who uses it, what are the mechanics of it, how it is a system. -Why we believe it: How the human brain is wired to be susceptible to mis/disinformation, cognitive biases, logical fallacies, etc. -How we can be better: Ways we can change our own habits to be better consumers of information.
Hu and Roz teach for-credit classes on social science research and mis/disinformation and together they have taught lifelong learning courses and many workshops on mis/disinformation on campus and across the community.
Hu Womack is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1990 with a BA in English and Studio Art. Hu received his MBA from the Babcock School at Wake Forest in 2000 and completed his MLIS degree from UNC-Greensboro in 2008. He currently serves as a member of Research, Instruction Services team, teaching for-credit courses in the library's information literacy program, and serving as the library liaison to the Sociology and Communication departments.
Rosalind has her BA (Psychology/English) and her MA (English) from Wake Forest University and her MLIS from UNC-Greensboro. She has been a full-time staff member at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library since 1994 and currently serves as the Director for Research and Instruction Services. In addition to managing the research and instruction programs at Wake Forest she teaches for-credit information literacy courses and is the liaison to the Politics and international Affairs department.
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