research product . 2021

Cut the CRAAP: Teaching Information Evaluation in the Misinformation Age

Blizzard, Kara;
Open Access English
  • Published: 29 Apr 2021
  • Country: Canada
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the harmful effects of misinformation and disinformation, from issues around mask-wearing and physical distancing to vaccine hesitancy. Many academic librarians teach library users how to evaluate information. Checklists such as the CRAAP test continue to be central to this teaching, despite substantial evidence of the limitations and even potential harm of checklist approaches. This poster explores the prevalence of checklists in teaching information evaluation, key criticisms of these approaches, and some of the alternatives that exist. It also offers questions for reflection on our teaching practices in the context of current e...
free text keywords: information literacy, information evaluation, library instruction
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