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Media Landscapes: Navigating a World Full of Propaganda
As part of the LEVEL UP CAMPAIGN, Minnesota librarians and educators are sharing their expertise, best practices, and programming ideas related to information and media literacy. Campaign partners organize and lead a series of online webinars and conversations, and gather existing tools and resources for sharing. The campaign includes:
- 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.
NAVIGATING A WORLD FULL OF PROPAGANDA
DATE: Tuesday, March 23
TIME: 1 - 2 pm CST
REGISTER: Learn more
If a social media post activates strong emotions, simplifies information, appeals to your hopes, fears and dreams, or attacks opponents, it just might be propaganda. What kinds of dispositions, knowledge and skills help people navigate in a world where sponsored content, clickbait, political ads, memes, and disinformation are in widespread circulation, remixed and retransmitted by our friends, neighbors and family? How can library staff model the kind of critical thinking needed to manage the diverse forms of propaganda that are part of everyday life? What instructional strategies around propaganda education can be used with library patrons of all ages? How can digital creation activities by library staff as well as patrons/students help in understanding these persuasive genres?
Get answers to these questions this lively media literacy session with Renee Hobbs, author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age.