AASL to host screening of “Trust Me” during AASL National Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/17/2021


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians



Rosemary Smith
Managing Director
Getting Better Foundation


CHICAGO – During its 2021 National Conference, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Trust Me” followed by an opportunity to discuss the film with its producer. The screening finds a natural home at the only national conference dedicated to school librarians as the film highlights the crucial need for school librarians in their role as media literacy educators. More information can be found at national.aasl.org/trust-me.

“Trust Me” is a feature documentary that explores manipulation and misinformation at the intersection of human nature and information technology. It explains how this intersection drives a need for media literacy and uses compelling human stories, facts, and experts to show empirical realities and the right way to consume media.

“The documentary ‘Trust Me’ is a powerful compilation of the dangers and pitfalls of misinformation in today’s social media-addicted society,” said Liz Philippi, conference co-chair. “This film will not only help you understand the problems and issues of information manipulation, but  also remind you that we can really make a difference through teaching the importance of being information literate. Prepare to be blown away!”

A 60-minute version of the documentary will be screened for all conference attendees on Friday, October 22. The complimentary screening will be followed by an optional ticketed event, “Dessert with the Director,” where attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to engage in conversation with Rosemary Smith, the Impact Producer of “Trust Me” and managing director at the Getting Better Foundation (GBF). More information can be found at national.aasl.org/trust-me.

In addition to the screening, AASL and GBF are offering library professionals across the country the opportunity to stream the full 90-minute documentary through October 31, 2021. More information can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/trust-me.

The AASL National Conference is the only national conference dedicated solely to the needs of school librarians and their roles as educational leaders. Those communicating about the national conference are encouraged to use the official hashtag, #AASL21.

The American Association of School Librarians, www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

Getting Better Foundation seeks to build trust through truth. People who trust one another are more likely to help one another. The more people help one another, the better our world will be.