Connaway to Present Keynote in Bogota, Colombia, on How People Judge Information Credibility
On 2 October, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Director of Library Trends and User Research, will give the keynote presentation “‘You can just tell whether a website looks reliable or not’ People’s Modes of Online Engagement” at the Information School at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.
Determining credibility has become a topic of interest not only in library and information science, but also in current news. Connaway will discuss the findings of research on how individuals engage with technology, get their information, and determine the credibility of information. The research has been published in an OCLC report, The Many Faces of Digital Visitors & Residents: Facets of Online Engagement, and was conducted in Hong Kong, Italy, Spain, the UK, and the US. Preliminary findings from the study Researching Students’ Information Choices also will be highlighted. The results of the research provide insights for teaching and learning as well as the development of programs, technologies, and events in libraries and information centers.
Learn more about Connaway’s work on her bio page.