Lecture or Presentation
These presentation materials were used to create an online tutorial for undergraduate students about how to evaluate the authority of an information source. It includes a PowerPoint presentation and lecture notes on an event-driven publication cycle and uses the death of pop star Michael Jackson as its primary example. This resource was designed with the Association of College & Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy (2015) in mind and addresses two of the threshold concepts that the Framework identifies: 1) "Authority is Constructed and Contextual," and 2) "Information Creation as a Process." These materials can be easily adapted for lower-level and upper-level students, for in-person or online instruction, to support learning outcomes related to identifying information types and/or evaluating information.
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Lacy, Meagan. “Problems with Authority.” 2014. PowerPoint presentation.