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APPLY NOW: Media Literacy @ Your Library

By Nicolette Baffoni | August 2, 2017

ALA, in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, invites public libraries to apply for Media Literacy @ Your Library, a pilot program that will train library workers to help their adult patrons become better news consumers.

In this six-month learning and prototyping project, ALA and the Center for News Literacy will work with teams from five public libraries to adapt existing media literacy training materials to serve the needs of public librarians and the communities they serve.

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.

Read the guidelines for Media Literacy @ Your Library or apply online to be part of the cohort.  Applications must be received by Sept. 11, 2017.

Selected libraries will receive:

Media Literacy @ Your Library is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and the Rita Allen Foundation.  The project is administered by ALA’s Public Program’s Office.

Topics: 21st Century Skills in Libraries, ALA, Literacy, News & Information | Comments Off on APPLY NOW: Media Literacy @ Your Library

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