Libraries Addressing Health Information and Disinformation
Nov 15, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technology has brought on many changes to finding information for both librarians and consumers. It has also brought on changes as to how misinformation proliferates and infiltrates within society. Michelle will talk about the opportunities and challenges librarians face when dealing with health information in a post-truth world. From social media posts, predatory publishing, and AI, how can we be sure the information we are providing to patrons is valid and how can we help arm our clinicians and patrons to become better discerning consumers of health information?
Michelle Kraft is the Library Director for the Cleveland Clinic Health System, coordinating access to library resources and services for 19 hospitals and over 300 outpatient facilities in the United States. Currently she is the co-editor in chief of the Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA) and a member of the Journal of the American Medical Association's Library Advisory Board. She has served on the Medical Library Association's Board of Directors and later was elected to serve as President of MLA. Throughout her career Michelle has been involved in the use of technology impacting the user experience and the retrieval of information. She is avid sports fan and spends much of her free time at her children's lacrosse and volleyball games.
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