Media Literacy in Libraries

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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.

Librarians and staff will benefit from learning how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. Attendees will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media.

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • Defining media literacy and the framework for interpreting media messages
  • Evaluating various forms of media to verify the validity and credibility of the information reported
  • Developing programs, services, and other opportunities to teach patrons and colleagues about media literacy

Target Audience:

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 -

Contact Hours: 2

June 22, 2022

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm CDT

Online Classroom
United States

Phone: 800-843-8482

Amigos Member Fee $95.00
Non-member Fee $155.00