From the American Library Association:
In response to the need for media literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) has released a free digital guide and related webinar series to help library workers plan for moments like these.
“Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners” contains information, program ideas and conversation starters on topics like misinformation and disinformation; architecture of the internet; civics; media landscape and economics; and media creation and engagement. The 30-page guide also explores ways to “meet patrons where they are” by integrating media literacy into reference interactions and existing programs.
In the guide, library workers may explore:
Concepts such as filter bubbles, confirmation bias, and news deserts
How to answer questions about false or misleading news items in reference interactions
Virtual and in-person program ideas covering topics like fact checking, cookies, internet privacy, the Freedom of Information Act and local media
Ideas for discussing the corporate media landscape through a reading of “The Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins
Tips and resources for measuring program outcomes
Direct to Full Text: “Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners”
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Includes information on a series of upcoming webinars.