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Jenny Zook coordinates all library instruction programs at the law school and provides library instruction on a variety of legal research topics both at the law school, on campus, and to the legal community of Wisconsin. She has taught library and research skills for many years, including as lead instructor for a team taught course on legal resources at the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) and a course on online legal resources at Harper College, an advanced legal research course for paralegals. Jenny is a member of the Paralegal Certification Board at Madison College. Much of Jenny's initial research experience was gained during her tenure working in a busy law firm in Chicago, first, as a reference librarian, and later as a legal information manager at an American Lawyer Top 100 Law Firm. She has published on a variety of topics related to legal research, technology and libraries and was interviewed by US News & World Report in 2014 on practical legal apps for lawyers. She is a past President of the Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (LLAW), and currently chairs the Public Relations Committee for Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin (LLAW) and coordinates article submissions by LLAW members to InsideTrack, a Wisconsin Bar online publication.

Spotting Fake – Best Practices for Authenticating Trustworthy News Sources

Genevieve Zook’s guide to fake news takes a multifaceted, long view of the history of spreading misinformation, through word of mouth to the acceleration of this activity through social media. Zook identifies examples in which fake news impacts different disciplines, diverse topics and subject matter. She references the survey data gathered by reliable organizations that assist us in better understanding the dimensions of this issue. And vitally, Zook documents actionable resources, many of which are authored by law librarians, to facilitate our ability to make sound decisions, exercise our critical skills, and deliver expert services to our users and customers moving forward.

Subjects: Evaluation of Internet Resources, Internet Resources - Web Links, KM, Law Librarians, Legal Research, Libraries & Librarians, Reference Resources