October 23-25 preconference workshops October 22 Monterey Marriott
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Monday, October 23, 2017

A103 - Practitioners Panel: Search Tips & Millennial Searcher Secrets

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
San Carlos 1 & 2
Kudirat Abiola Adegoke, ICT Librarian, ICT Division, Abdullahi Fodiyo Library Complex, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research Worldwide, Compass Lexecon & Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals
Tom Reamy, Chief Knowledge Architect, KAPS Group, USA

This fast-paced session features a panel of practitioners and a Millennial searcher who share their search techniques and strategies, approaches to fake news, and more. Adegoke starts with searching tips. With “post-truth” as Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for 2016, and “fake news” pulling thousands of articles on Factiva, Affelt discusses IFLA’s infographic, Reuters editor-in-chief Steve Adler’s edict of best practices, and other techniques to assist public librarians helping patrons to avoid falling victim to scams and hoaxes; news librarians guiding reporters through the minefield of this Brave New World; academic librarians tasked with ensuring sound science and intellectual thought; and corporate or law firm librarians working on highstakes deals or litigation to avoid the “permanent exclusive” (first but wrong). Reamy describes the use of a number of text analytics approaches that range from comparing patterns of words that can distinguish fake news from real to categorizing the content of news more accurately and consistently, thus flagging inappropriate news.

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