ABERDEEN, S.D. – Kristin Echtenkamp, Sarah Jones and Lynn Klundt, librarians at Northern State University, have been researching and presenting on media literacy topics including fake news and media bias.
In addition, they have been improving the resources available on these subjects through additions to the Beulah Williams Library collection and the creation of a research guide.
“The Beulah Williams Library's presentation about fake news addresses the lived reality of the Google generation and helps them understand that some information is more useful than other information, and that veracity of a source is more important than its easy availability," said Dr. Elizabeth Sills, assistant professor of communication studies at NSU.
In September, Echtenkamp and Klundt presented “Incorporating Fake News Evaluation into Information Literacy Instruction” at the South Dakota Library Association conference.
In October, Echtenkamp presented on the same topic at the Mountain Plains Library Association Conference.
In July, Echtenkamp and Klundt will be instructors at the South Dakota State Library’s boot camp for school librarians. They will also serve as South Dakota Humanities Scholars for 2018.
About Northern State University
Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.