Fact or Fiction: Developing Information Literacy

The purpose of this program is to increase the audience’s knowledge of information and historical literacy in light of recent, large-scale changes in how people access information (via social media or search engines), and encourage conversation among audience members regarding current trends and dilemmas in fact-checking current and historical events. This symposium will consist of two panel discussions, in addition to two short presentations conducted by Austin History Center’s Nikki Koehlert, Jenna Cooper, and City Archivist Mike Miller.