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[MIL Day 2020] Post-Pandemic Hacks: The Library’s Approach to Counter Infodemic

[MIL Day 2020] Post-Pandemic Hacks: The Library’s Approach to Counter Infodemic


In our continuing efforts to promote and commemorate the Global Media and Information Literacy Week, the Nazarbayev University (NU) Library is hosting a panel discussion to enrich Media and Information Literacy (MIL) education and experience in Kazakhstan. The 3rd MIL Day will be virtually hosted on October 30, 2020. NU Library’s MIL Day compliments the Global MIL Week celebration led by UNESCO and its partners on October 24-31, 2020.

This year’s theme is Resisting Disinfodemic: Media and Information Literacy for everyone and, by everyone. NU Library will be presenting a virtual panel discussion entitled, “Post-Pandemic Hacks: The Library’s Approach to Counter Infodemic”. NU Library supports the strategic goals of the university in producing the best leaders thus incorporating MIL skills and competencies for students and all the citizens in shaping them to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. 


The virtual panel discussion will address the following current and relevant issues. The specific objectives are the following: 

  1. To keep the citizens informed about the MIL actions and strategies currently being practiced globally. 

  2. To allow citizens to engage in public discussions without prejudice, censorship, and provide a platform for free speech.

  3. To instill the values of propagating factual information and refuse/avoid to be an online victim of infodemic.

Panelists include: 

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe,   Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 

Jesus Lau,  Professor at Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. 

Zarah Gagatiga, Head Librarian, Beacon Academy, Philippines. 

Edson Tandoc,  Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

Working language: English (with possible translated texts)

Certificates will be issued upon request. Email library@nu.edu.kz 


Related LibGuide: Media and Information Literacy by Reference Librarians

Friday, October 30, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
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