Media Literacy in Libraries

Scheduled Dates

January 21, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST (Register Now)

Course Description
Status: 

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.

Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites

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

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
Homework Expectations
  • Approximately one hour of homework will be required.
  • It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
2
Instructor
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$70.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$95.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$130.00
Non-member Fee: 
$155.00