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Film and Media Education in School, Public and Academic Libraries

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This session explores the practices of film, media and information literacy education in school, public and academic libraries. Five core pedagogies are demonstrated in this interactive and hands-on learning experience that showcase the uses of digital technologies and uses dialogue and discussion to advance the film, media and information literacy competencies of participants.

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Film and Media Education in School, Public and Academic Libraries

  1. 1. Renee Hobbs Professor of Communication Studies Director, Media Education Lab University of Rhode Island USA Twitter: @reneehobbs Access Slides: bit.ly/zadar2018 Film and Media Education in School, Public and Academic Libraries #LIDA2018 Libraries in a Digital Age Zadar, Croatia June 14, 2018
  2. 2. Access resources here: bit.ly/zadar2018
  3. 3. The Uses of AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA in a Digital Age
  4. 4. • Film education: the work of educators who explore film as an art, a business, and as part of society and culture • Media education: the formal academic study of media industries, aesthetics and representation • Visual literacy: a multidisciplinary term used by educators and artists with interests in photography, images and graphic design • Media literacy: the practice of critically analyzing mass media and creating media messages in a wide variety of forms • Digital literacy: the many competencies needed for active participation in the use of the Internet and social media
  5. 5. METHODS OF INQUIRY • Developed film programs for public libraries • Developed and implemented professional development programs for librarians • IMLS Grant: Media Smart Libraries • Conducted interviews with school, public and academic librarians from across the United States • Made observations of film and media education programs in school, public and academic libraries
  6. 6. Forthcoming from Renee Hobbs, Liz Deslauriers and Pam Steager (2019, Oxford University Press)
  7. 7. 178 examples from public, school & academic libraries
  8. 8. View Collect
  9. 9. View Create Learn Connect Collect
  10. 10. Most public libraries spend at least 12 % of their budgets on DVDs and moving image media in streaming formats Today, one-third of total library circulation consists of audiovisual materials. COLLECT
  11. 11. Today, one-third of total library circulation consists of audiovisual materials COLLECT
  12. 12. “JUST HIT PLAY & WALK AWAY” VIEW
  13. 13. Library Film Screening Programs Princeton Public Library Environmental Film Festival VIEW
  14. 14. Media Production Programs in Libraries CREATE
  15. 15. LEARN Media Literacy Programs in Libraries
  16. 16. Using Media to Reach Potential Library Users CONNECT
  17. 17. ACTIVITY #1 VIEW & DISCUSS The Library by Jason LaMotte (2015) AS YOU WATCH THIS FILM, CONSIDER: • SETTING: the location and specific places depicted • CHARACTER: the people you see • SOUND/MUSIC: what we hear
  18. 18. ACTIVITY #2 LEARNING BY CREATING Book Hook: I Survived 911 Created by children participating in the Narragansett Elementary School Library Program • What steps did these children take to create this video? • What did they learn from the experience?
  19. 19. ACTIVITY #3 WHAT’S THE MOTIVE? Staxpeditions Created by Colleen Theisen, special collections librarian, University of Iowa • Why did the librarian create this video?
  20. 20. Themes in Library Film Programming Harness the Emotional Power of Moving Image Media Make Connections between Books, Movies & Media Use Media to Activate Intellectual Curiosity
  21. 21. LIBRARIANS ADVANCE AUDIOVISUAL MEDIA IN A DIGITAL AGE  Sensitive to the constructed nature of audiovisual works  Attentive to the relationship between message content and form  Value the personal and social dimensions of meaning-making and interpretation  Aware of the dialectic between media use, analysis and creative production  Aware of the economic, political and cultural context in which audiovisual media circulate
  22. 22. CONTACT INFORMATION: Renee Hobbs Professor of Communication Studies Director, Media Education Lab Harrington School of Communication & Media University of Rhode Island USA Email: hobbs@uri.edu Twitter: @reneehobbs LEARN MORE Web: www.mediaeducationlab.com

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