Colorado Mesa University
Bio:Laureen is the Head of Access Services & Outreach at Colorado Mesa University’s Tomlinson Library and serves as liaison to the Business programs, among other responsibilities. She has taught information literacy instruction for 10+ years, since being an intern with Reference & Instruction at UPenn while in graduate school at Drexel. Past publications include co-editing Memphis Noir (2015, Akashic Books); book chapters on digital badging (2018, Rowman & Littlefield) and misinformation and social media influencers (2021, ACRL); and articles on STEM outreach, librarians on IRBs, MOOCs, embedded librarianship, nursing and information literacy, curbside pickup services, and other topics of interest. Projects in progress include co-editing a book about librarian roles within IRBs/IACUCs through the Medical Library Association (Feb. 2022, Rowman & Littlefield), co-editing a book about spatial literacy development and public health themes (date TBD, ACRL), and co-chairing a working group to develop an IL framework for nursing. She began working toward a PhD in Information Science through the SUNY at Buffalo in Fall 2020.
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January 3, 2022
Powerpoint to accompany social media influencer/business information literacy activity, exploring roles and responsibilities of consumers and content creators, debates regarding influencer marketing tactics and misleading advertisements, and ways to distinguish sponsored content. Created by Mia Wells and Laureen Cantwell. Accompanies chapter "Bad Influence: Disinformation and Ethical Considerations of Influencer Marketing Campaigns on Social Media Platforms," from the book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences (Eds.: Benjes-Small, C. M., Wittig, C...