Media Literacy in Libraries

Libraries are at the center of information literacy. Though frequently used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between media literacy and information literacy. Media literacy focuses on analyzing media content and the effect of media on society, while information literacy is the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
 

In this course, designed for librarians and staff, you will learn how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. You will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to your patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define media literacy and the framework for interpreting media messages
  • Evaluate various forms of media to verify the validity and credibility of the information reported
  • Develop programs, services, and other opportunites to teach patrons and colleagues about media literacy

Target Audience:
Everyone

Prerequisites:
Attendees should have familiarity with Web browsers and the Internet. Basic HTML experience is preferred.

Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:

  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
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Session Duration:
This course consists of one 2-hour session.

Instructor:  Jodie Borgerding - borgerding@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit:
Contact Hours: 2

 

January 21, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482
Email:

Amigos Member Early Bird $ 70.00
Non-member Early Bird $ 130.00

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