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Libraries are at the center of information literacy. Though frequently used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between media literacy and information literacy. Media literacy focuses on analyzing media content and the effect of media on society, while information literacy is the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively.

In this course, designed for librarians and staff, you will learn how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. You will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to your patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define media literacy and the framework for interpreting media messages
  • Evaluate various forms of media to verify the validity and credibility of the information reported
  • Develop programs, services, and other opportunities to teach patrons and colleagues about media literacy

Presenter: Jodie Borgerding
As the Continuing Education Services Manager, Jodie Borgerding oversees the development of training opportunities for Amigos members and is the coordinator for the Missouri Libraries 2 Go (MOLIB2GO) consortium. Jodie has experience in academic libraries, reference, information and media literacy, and library marketing and communications.

Prior to joining Amigos, Jodie served as the Instruction Librarian for Webster University in St. Louis, MO. She is a past-president of the Missouri Library Association, and serves as an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Missouri State University and a Master of Library Science degree from University of Missouri-Columbia.

In partnership with TBLC,  webinars originally presented to their membership can now be found and accessed through Florida Library Webinars.

If you have questions about a session, contact TBLC.