Start a Conversation on Digital Voice in Your Library

Start a Conversation on Digital Voice in Your Library

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

6 pm - 8 pm

Hayden Center, Cumberland Public Library

Presenter: Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director, National Association for Medial Literacy Education


Many young people have vibrant lives online that often feel disconnected in the real world. Using a series of short films, this workshop helps librarians and educators bridge that gap. Run by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), this workshop builds on a collaboration between Henry Jenkins’s Media, Activism, and Participatory Politics project,, and HitRECord. The short films explore the topics of credibility, remix, agenda shifting, and pubic vs. private. Young people--indeed, all of us--need to take responsibility for the quality of information they circulate, to recognize the risks and opportunities of political engagement, to understand the copyright implications of their choices to remix and share media, and to respect the contributions of others within their community. These films help young people to better understand what is at stake in participatory politics and to ask core questions before they act online. After the workshop, librarians will be ready to use these short films and associated discussion guides to start conversations with their students about digital engagement.  (Dinner will be provided.)


Intended audience: Public Youth Librarians, Middle and High School Librarians 

Please register for this Media Smart Libraries Workshop through the Office of Library and Information Services Continuing Education page

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm