PLA launches Super Searchers training program to boost information literacy skills
For Immediate Release
PLA Deputy Director
Public Library Association
(CHICAGO) - Today
“With information and resources available in more formats via more devices and applications, it is easier to create and spread misinformation online,” said PLA President Sonia Alcántara-Antoine. “PLA is pleased to work again with Google on the Super Searchers training to address this danger
The Super Searchers training session was created in collaboration with Mike Caulfield of the University of Washington, who developed the SIFT method for fact-checking (Stop, Investigate, Find better coverage, and Trace claims). Upon completion, training participants will be able to use common frameworks to assess information quality online, be equipped to use and share major features of the Google Super Searchers suite of tools
“As part of its 2022-2026 strategic plan, PLA re-committed to advancing all literacies and expanding meaningful access that results in community wellbeing,” Alcántara-Antoine said. “The Super Searchers training is a perfect complement to PLA’s ongoing digital literacy initiatives and overall commitment of literacy building through our nation’s public libraries.”
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