MediaSmart Libraries: Navigating Our Digital Lives: In School and Beyond

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Barrington High School Library, 220 Lincoln Ave., Barrington, RI
Parents and educators are invited to join experts in a conversation around the powerful yet oftentimes ignored topics of privacy, safety, digital citizenship and more!


As digital devices in schools are becoming more prevalent, the shift to a new model of education is underway. In this uncharted territory, our understanding of privacy, safety, and how we interact online is more important than ever. All community members are invited to explore these topics with stakeholders including tech experts, administrators, teachers, parents, legal counsel and others. Participants will join the discussion and leave with information, support, and resources to help them navigate through these critical issues. Please pass this information on to parents, staff colleagues and friends. It is free and open to the public. Registration information forthcoming.


Panel moderator: Eric Butash, Director of Strategy & Implementation, Highlander Institute


Panelists for this event include:

  • Tom Driscoll, Director of Educational Technology, Bristol Warren Regional School District
  • Lynette Owens, Global Director of Internet Safety for Kids and Families, Trend Micro
  • Michelle Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Media Literacy Education
  • Paul Barrette, Director of Technology and Privacy Officer, Smithfield School District
  • Paula Dillon, Assistant Superintendent, Barrington School District
  • David Kane, Attorney and Senior VP, Sargent Rehabilitation Center, Warwick
  • Jessica Geremia, 1:1 coordinator, Chariho Regional School District and FUSE fellow
  • Tracey Kareemo, Common Sense Educatin Certified Teacher, Pawtucket School District, and FUSE Fellow



The Media Smart Libraries program is building partnerships to support children in a digital age. Through workshops and public events such as this, we hope to increase the awareness of the importance of digital and media literacy skills of children, families, and the community and the role libraries can play in making this happen. We are proud to partner with EdTechRI, an organization that promotes learning in an unconference format. This project was awarded to the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at URI and was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Grant # LG-07-14-0045-14

"Rhode Island Library Association" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Rhode Island Library Association, P.O. Box 6765, Providence, RI 02940

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