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Blog / Posted by Kristen Mitchell
As a Media Specialist, I spend a lot of time planning lessons for my fifth graders about Digital Literacy and Citizenship.  When I saw that Lynette Owens, Founder and Global Director of Internet Safety for Kids and Families, would be facilitating a workshop, I eagerly signed up.  I was surprised to learn that Lynette works for Trend Micro, an IT Company whose goal is to promote a vision of making a world safe for the exchange of digital information.  They company has a division devoted to...
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Blog / Posted by Mary Moen
“Archive the Wisdom of Generations.” How can any librarian not be attracted to StoryCorps’ tagline? A great group of school and public librarians were intrigued enough to find out more about oral histories and podcasting at the Media Smart Libraries workshop held at Rochambeau Library in Providence on February 8th.    A team of oral history experts delivered an informational and motivating experience. Leah Lubman, the manager at the Washington Park branch of the Providence Community Libraries,...
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Blog / Posted by Sam Simas
The 2017 Providence Children’s Film Festival is taking place February 17th-26th, and there is an incredible line up of independent and international children’s films! To get a taste of what this year’s festival will feature, please view the 2017...
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News / Posted by Karen Mueller
I am always looking for new ways to attract teens to the library. I volunteer in a small rural library in Foster, R.I., offering a Friday night film program to young adults, complete with digital playground, hang-out space and free pizza. Many young adult librarians have embraced the maker movement as a way to engage teens, so I was very excited to hear that Bevin Winner, librarian at Exeter/West Greenwich Junior and Senior High School, was offering a Media Smart Libraries workshop entitled “...
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News / Posted by Alyssa Taft
October 15, 2016. Newport, RI. Media Smart Libraries showcased what local libraries are doing to promote Makerculture at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire located at FabNewport. The faire was open to the public and was a busy, bustling day attended by families, educators, community members, start-ups, and local business owners. Lee-Ann Galli demonstrated Stop Motion Animation and talked to participants about her making activities and programs held at the...