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Media Literacy in the Library


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This presentation by Pam Steager overviews key ideas from her book, The Library Screen Scene, published by Oxford University Press.

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Media Literacy in the Library

  1. 1. Media Literacy in the Library Pam Steager
  2. 2. Session Overview ● My personal media literacy journey ● Why Media Literacy in libraries? ● Viewing: The Power of Viewing & Discussing ● Connecting: Outreach Librarianship ● Creating: The Power of Authorship ● About The Library Screen Scene
  3. 3. Media literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication.
  4. 4. 1. Viewing 2. Creating 3. Collecting 4. Connecting 5. Learning
  5. 5. VIEWING ● How are film screenings tailored to community interests? ● What is the value of partnerships between libraries and public broadcasting? Education? ● Why are filmmaker-author visits important for learners? ● What does it take to build a robust film program in a public library?
  6. 6. Viewing What makes a screening?
  7. 7. The Film Clip Before & During Viewing ● Introduce the film ● Provide context ● Provide prompts for active viewing ● Familiarize participants with filmmaking terminology
  8. 8. After Viewing: Time to Discuss
  9. 9. Best Practices: Viewing as Pedagogy ● Select a film, clip, or trailer ● Set the stage ● Talk about it ● Get creative ● Make connections
  10. 10. CONNECTING ● How do film viewing and discussion events align with community needs? ● How can film and media education promote cultural understanding? ● How does film media education connect across the generations? ● How can film and media education reduce polarization and mistrust? ● Who are your community partners?
  11. 11. Media Smart Libraries
  12. 12. Hispanic Heritage Month - PBS Video, etc.
  13. 13. Packed house for Princeton Environmental Film Festival screening in 2015.
  14. 14. Best Practices: Create to Learn ● When a makerspace is positioned as a form of workforce development to help people get job-related skills, energy companies have provided funding to libraries as part of their commitment to STEM education. ● Documentary production can be a powerful alternative to traditional research papers in order to engage students with a broad range of learning styles in the research process. ● LinkedIn Learning ( use in academia supports new learners in media production and lifetime learning.
  15. 15. Narragansett Elementary School Library
  16. 16. All About Media - A series of four books on media literacy for emerging readers.
  17. 17. COLLECTING: The Power of Outreach
  18. 18. Oxford University Press, 2019 THE LIBRARY SCREEN SCENE Examines film and media activities occurring in more than 170 libraries throughout the United States Identifies best practices of film and media education programs, library services, and media collections