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Evaluating Information During COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more

Posted by on November 11th, 2020 Posted in: Continuing Education


Date: Monday, November 16, 2020

Time: 12 PM ET/11 AM CT

Description: In the midst of a global pandemic, every person has to balance the “need for speed” with the risks of moving too fast. Healthcare providers seek reliable information about treatments while making immediate life-or-death decisions. Researchers investigate biological mechanisms and interventions to combat COVID-19 and share their findings as quickly and responsibly as possible. And each of us wades through the flood of headlines and rumors for answers that will keep us safe. Looking at the case of hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19, we will explore the risks and rewards of different forms of information, from published articles to tweets.

Objectives:

After attending this webinar, you will be better prepared to:

– Navigate the quickly shifting landscape of information in a pandemic
– Describe ways to approach the quality of information that is being produced and disseminated at a faster pace than ever seen before
– Identify the limitations and cautions of relying on a single source of information for decisions

Speaker Information: 

Erica Brody is a Research and Education Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, serving as the library’s liaison to the School of Dentistry since 2017. She holds a master’s in public health from Emory University in addition to a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her experience includes work in library and clinical settings, the CDC and EPA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and RTI International.

Hillary Miller is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this role, she supports and expands the university community’s understanding of scholarly publishing, open access, open education, copyright, and research impact. She holds a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Registration: Registration is free and can be accessed through the NNLM class instance.

For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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