Media Literacy @ Your Library is a learning and prototyping project of the American Library Association (ALA). The goal of this project is to train library workers to better equip their adult patrons to be discerning news consumers.
Starting in fall 2017, ALA and the Center for News Literacy @ Stony Brook University will work with teams from five public libraries to adapt existing media literacy training to serve the needs of public librarians and the communities they serve.
The Media Literacy @ Your Library cohort members are:
- Skokie Public Library (Illinois)
- Huntsville-Madison County Public Library (Huntsville, Alabama)
- Estes Valley Library (Estes Park, Colorado)
- Auburn Public Library (Maine)
- San Diego Public Library (California)
The cohort teams will attend an in-person training and use their skills to conduct related adult public programs in their communities. Team members will also provide feedback on the training and serve as advisers to, and beta testers for, the development of a corresponding web-based curriculum for the library field.
Media Literacy @ Your Library is supported by the Knight Prototype Fund on accurate information, an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and the Rita Allen Foundation, which aimed to address concerns about the spread of misinformation and build trust in news.
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