Media Smart Libraries: Start a Conversation on Digital Voice in Your Library

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Cumberland Public Library

Discussion Leader:

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Medial Literacy Education


Many young people have vibrant lives online that often feel disconnected in the real world. Using a series of short films, this workshop helps librarians and educators bridge that gap. Run by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), this workshop builds on a collaboration between Henry Jenkins’s Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics project,, and HitRECord. The short films explore the topics of credibility, remix, agenda shifting, and public vs. private. Young people--indeed, all of us--need to take responsibility for the quality of information they circulate, to recognize the risks and opportunities of political engagement, to understand the copyright implications of their choices to remix and share media, and to respect the contributions of others within their community. These films help young people to better understand what is at stake in participatory politics and to ask core questions before they act online. After the workshop, librarians will be ready to use these short films and associated discussion guides to start conversations with their students about digital engagement. 


Dinner will be provided.


This workshop is part of the Media Smart Libraries program which was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Registration required for all at OLIS CE Website


Intended Audience:

Public Youth Librarians, Middle and High School Librarians, Academic Librarians

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