Schedule

Title

Fostering critical media literacy through service learning collaborations

Location

University Library, St. Clare Room

Start Date

8-8-2017 3:05 PM

End Date

8-8-2017 3:55 PM

Description

With the proliferation of fake news in the media, particularly during the 2016 Presidential election, librarians are searching for ways to increase students’ critical media literacy skills. During this presentation, we will share how our university libraries partnered with the Center for Social and Civic Responsibility to provide critical media literacy instructional opportunities to faculty leading service learning courses. Additionally, we will detail how we are building upon this initial collaboration to offer a teach-in, lectures, and workshops to the campus and greater community with other partners, such as the schools of journalism and mass communication, local media, and student organizations. Finally, using an evidence-based approach, we will detail what worked, what did not work, and how we assessed our work along the way. During the presentation, participants will brainstorm critical media literacy workshop activities for their home institutions and investigate strategic partnerships with key campus stakeholders.

Short bio of the presenter(s)

Callie Wiygul Branstiter is the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian at the University of Kansas. Her research interests include service learning, instruction assessment, and outreach to undergraduate students.

Rebecca Orozco is the Faculty Engagement Librarian for the Sciences and Engineering at the University of Kansas. With a master's of science in biology, her research interests include data literacy and integrating information literacy into STEM courses, particularly using educational theory for library instruction in undergraduate computer science and engineering courses. Karna Younger is a Faculty Engagement Librarian at the University of Kansas. Her research interests include various literacies, including media, news, and data, as well as the practical aspects of using educational theory to integrate information literacy into undergraduate computer science and engineering courses.

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Aug 8th, 3:05 PM Aug 8th, 3:55 PM

Fostering critical media literacy through service learning collaborations

University Library, St. Clare Room

With the proliferation of fake news in the media, particularly during the 2016 Presidential election, librarians are searching for ways to increase students’ critical media literacy skills. During this presentation, we will share how our university libraries partnered with the Center for Social and Civic Responsibility to provide critical media literacy instructional opportunities to faculty leading service learning courses. Additionally, we will detail how we are building upon this initial collaboration to offer a teach-in, lectures, and workshops to the campus and greater community with other partners, such as the schools of journalism and mass communication, local media, and student organizations. Finally, using an evidence-based approach, we will detail what worked, what did not work, and how we assessed our work along the way. During the presentation, participants will brainstorm critical media literacy workshop activities for their home institutions and investigate strategic partnerships with key campus stakeholders.