Internet Reference Services Quarterly
The coronavirus pandemic introduced a "new normal" to the everyday lives of people the world over, including an evolving understanding of the virus’s spread and long-term impact. With each new development, misinformation about COVID-19 proliferated, sowing confusion and uncertainty about everything from causes to cures. In response, two librarians designed The COVID-19 Misinformation Challenge, a weeklong program aimed at discerning coronavirus fact from fiction on social media, in the news, and in academic publishing. Based on the number of program participants and their overwhelmingly positive feedback, the Challenge proved to be popular, fun, and educational.
Bonnet, Jennifer and Sellers, Senta, "The COVID-19 Misinformation Challenge: An Asynchronous Approach to Information Literacy" (2021). Library Staff Publications. 36.
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