We are excited to announce the launch of a year-long campaign to support libraries as they grapple with today’s fractured and challenging media landscape.
This campaign will help Minnesota library staff:
- Understand how people navigate the media and information landscape, and how forces within that landscape influence their navigation.
- Learn how to build reflection and intentionality into their information consumption.
- Gain strategies for working with their communities on intentional approaches to information consumption.
Campaign partners will help organize and lead a series of online webinars and conversations, and gather existing tools and resources for sharing. The campaign will include:
- Invited speakers external to the library community on topics such as misinformation, filter bubbles, radicalism, and media literacy.
- An open invitation for speakers from within the Minnesota library community on best practices in information literacy instruction and programming.
- An on-demand collection of resources for libraries.
Building a Shared Understanding of Critical Disinformation – Amy Riegelman & Wanda Marsolek
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Combating Media Nihilism with Intergenerational Discussion – Elissah Becknell & Rebecca March
Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For/Against/Neutral Assignment: A Collaboration between Librarians and Instructional Technologist – Sarah Gewirtz and Ethan Wittrock
February 2, 2022 – 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Faith and Fake News: Helping Churches Address Misinformation – Rachel Wightman
October 14, 2021 – 11:00 – 12:00 PM
What’s New in Digital Citizenship – Mary Mehsikomer
Oct. 5, 2021 – 3:00-4:00 PM
Civically Engaging Young Adults Through Media Literacy Education – Jimmeka Anderson
Sept. 14, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 PM
Upholding Journalism Ethics and Standards – Dave Hage & Kelly Smith
Sept. 9, 2021 – 3:00-4:00 PM
Using News Literacy to Make Sense of the Current Media Landscape – Michael A. Spikes
May 25, 2021 – 2:00-3:00 PM
Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information – Lisa Hinz
May 5, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 PM
Deepfakes and the Misinformation Landscape – John Mack Freeman
April 13, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 PM
Navigating a World Full of Propaganda – Renee Hobbs
March 23, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 PM
Slides and More – Media Education Lab
This new series of mini-courses, created by the seven Minnesota Multitype Library Systems (Multitypes), meets the needs of Minnesota library staff by helping them understand how their users navigate the present media and information landscape, and how forces within that landscape influence their navigation.
It is designed to help library staff engage more deeply with the issues and concepts addressed in the Media Landscapes Campaign. By working together through these Things, we will all have a greater understanding of disinformation, information/digital literacy, and how to address these issues in various ways and in various library settings.
You can find more information, registration, and the mini-courses here: Media Landscapes: 23 Things
Call for Proposals
We are looking for Minnesota librarians and educators to share their expertise, best practices, and programming ideas related to information and media literacy. If you are interested in offering a presentation as part of this campaign, please let us know!
- How to Pop Our Filter Bubbles, Eli Pariser
- Misinformation/Disinformation Spread, Renee DiResta
- Evaluating News Sources, Manhattanville College Library
- Evaluating News Resources: Steps and Tools for Evaluating the News, Rutgers University Libraries
- Misinformation and Disinformation: A Guide for Protecting Yourself, NSE Association
- Critical Disinformation Studies Syllabus, Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life
- Media Literacy Trainer’s Manual, IREX
- Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners, ALA
- How to Spot Fake News, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
- Information Literacy, Common Sense
- Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers …and Other People Who Care About Facts, Mike Caulfield
Media Landscapes is funded by the following Minnesota organizations:
Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators https://www.crplsa.info/
Minnesota Multitype Library Systems http://metrolibraries.net/other-resources/minnesota-multitypes/
PALS (Program for Automated Library Systems) https://www.mnpals.org/