The ALSC Board of Directors and 2017 ALSC President Nina Lindsay will be co-hosting an ALSC/AASL Collaborative Community Forum live chat on the topic of Digital Literacy, Digital Citizenship for Children in Libraries.
The forum will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at:
1 pm Eastern
12 pm Central
11 am Mountain
10 am Pacific
With library and education funding and policy in question, who is teaching children information literacy–where and how? From “fake news” to new privacy concerns, from government “data rescue” to the threat to intellectual freedom with loss of data and access to broadband, what on-the-ground strategies can library staff in public and school libraries employ to prepare children to be digitally literate citizens?
This ALSC Community Forum will be jointly hosted by ALSC’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Directors. We are delighted to open this forum to both divisions’ members.
Members are invited to read the below resources in preparation for the discussion:
- American Library Association. (2017). Resolution on Access to Accurate Information
- Banks, M. (2016). Fighting Fake News: How libraries can lead the way on media literacy. Retrieved from American Libraries.
- C-SPAN Classroom. Lesson idea: media literacy and fake news.
- Findings from the AASL Literacy Task Force (2013): http://essa.aasl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ESSA_Terms_rev.pdf
- Green, M.(2016). The Honest Truth about Fake News … and How Not to Fall for It (with Lesson Plan.) Retrieved from The Lowdown Connecting Newsroom to Classroom.
- “The Intersection of Digital and Media Literacy”. MediaSmarts. 2016. 2016. 17 March 2017 http://mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy/general-information/digital-media-literacy-fundamentals/intersection-digital-media-literacy
- On The Media. (2016) Breaking News Consumer’s Handbook: Fake News Edition
- “Resources for Media Literacy” section in ALSC Supporting Libraries in the Post-Election Environment (check back as this section evolves in advance of and following the forum!)
- Skokie Public Library Civic Lab. Five Browser Extensions for Reading Online News
- Stanford University. (2016). Evaluating information: the cornerstone of civic online reasoning. (Executive Summary)
- Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. (2016). How to Spot “Fake News”
- Valenza, J. (2016). Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world. Retrieved from School Library Journal.
- Wilson, P. (2017). Creative ways to fight fake news. Retrieved from Public Libraries Online.
- Zimdars, M. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical “News” Sources
How to Access the Forum
Members will receive an email about the forum a few days before. Members can also access a link to the live forum via the ALSC website with their ALA username and password.
An archived webcast of the forum will be available to all ALSC members after the live session has been completed.