Media Literacy

Resources

Articles

Fact-checking Sources

Videos

  • Webinar: Media Literacy for Adults: Meeting Patrons Where They Are: People who need media literacy skills may not be eager to sign up for a program or class on the subject; in fact, they may not know their skills are lacking at all. In this webinar, Kristen Calvert of the Dallas Public Library and Amber Conger of Kershaw County Library in South Carolina will cover how library workers can meet the needs of their adult patrons and how to incorporate media literacy practices in existing programs and at the reference desk.
  • Webinar: How to Save Ourselves From Disinformation: It spreads through social media and message boards. Through television pundits and talk radio. And in daily conversations, in every corner of the world. Disinformation can change minds and fuel movements. But is it an unstoppable force? How can we resist a torrent of falsehoods and distortions?
  • Media Literacy (by Crash Course): A 12-part video series that goes beyond the typical media literacy topics, digging into things like the history of media literacy and how policy affects the media we consume.
  • 5 Essential Media Literacy Questions for Kids (by Common Sense Education): This super-short video explains five key things kids should consider to unpack media
  • Media Minute Series (by MediaSmarts): This six-video series offers a quick overview of the key principles of media literacy.

Books for Info Professionals

  • “Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era,” Nicole A. Cooke
  • “Teaching Media Literacy, Second Edition,” Belinha S. De Abreu