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Introduction to Information Literacy for Students Guides Students Through Research Process

April 2017: Information literacy is more important than ever. Progress in every endeavor depends on sound information, and there's more of it now than at any other time in history. The advent of the Internet has dramatically increased the amount of information--and misinformation--available to students, researchers, professionals, and citizens. Introduction to Information Literacy for Students, co-authored by Michael Alewine and Mark Canada, helps college students navigate the information landscape, taking them through each stage of the the research process, from asking a research question to finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

After the book's publication in 2017, Mark collaborated with Michael on a webinar on information literacy for Innovative Educators. Mark also has given a number of solo presentations, including "Protecting and Pursuing the Truth in the Post-Truth Era" at the annual conference of the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago in April 2018. In July 2018, he joined Mike Caulfield, Sam Wineberg, and Kate Starbird on a plenary panel discussion, "Beyond 'Fake News': Framing the Next Decade of Higher Education's Fight Against Misinformation" for the Academic Affairs Summer Meeting in Bellevue, Washington.

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