The IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) Section, in support of the Global Media and Information Literacy Week (October 24–31) cordially invites you to a webinar on 25 October 2022, 11:00-1230 CET on how our library profession can respond to the infodemic:

In this webinar you will learn more about infodemic as a concept and how we went from fake news to infodemic in the last five years; about training initiatives at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT in Jakarta, Indonesia. You will also hear the clarion call on the role of the librarian in advocacy and the skills needed to fight infodemic and infobesity.


  • Tina Purnat, Team Lead for Infodemic Management. Unit for High Impact Events Preparedness, Department of Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness, WHO.
  • Sara Lehman, Regional Program Manager, ASEAN-USAID PROSPECT
  • Joseph Yap, Doctoral student, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Organized and moderated by

  • Dr Matilde Fontanin, University of Trieste & University La Sapienza, Rome (Italy)
  • Rajendra Munoo, Head, Learning and Engagement, Singapore Management University Libraries
  • IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL) Section

Learn more about the agenda, our speakers, and register at our event page!