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A BLOG ABOUT MEDIA & INFORMATION LITERACY & TEACHING

July 8, 2019

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) held its biennial conference in Washington, D.C. last month. The location and timing coincided with the American Library Association conference, and for this and perhaps other reasons, there seemed to be an...

Earlier this month, we attended the 18th Annual Information Literacy Summit at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) in Palos Hills, Illinois (co-sponsored by DePaul University, Chicago).

It was our third time attending this one day conference and we’d seen some pret...

We recently attended the 7th Annual International Critical Media Literacy conference in Savannah, Georgia. A small, but powerful event that brings together educators and activists from diverse fields including education, English, TESL, communications/media, and librari...

January 25, 2019

It’s been some time since we’ve had the space to write a blog post together. Work, publication deadlines, sabbaticals, and new jobs are some of our good excuses. In light of this, we thought we would share how we’re able to continue our collaborative research despite t...

March 20, 2018

*This blog post was first published on the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy website. Thanks to Amanda Murphy, Michelle Ciccone, Kara Clayton and Stephanie Branson for the opportunity to reflect on my Summer Institute experience.

An announcement for the 2018 Sum...

September 27, 2017

We recently had the opportunity to meet (via Zoom) Thomas Mackey and Trudi Jacobson to discuss their influential metaliteracy concept. We wanted to understand how this idea differs from our approach to critical media and information literacy. Trudi and Tom were incredi...

July 27, 2017

The biennial NAMLE conference was held last month in Chicago. As this was our first NAMLE conference (#NAMLE2017), we were excited, and relieved, to see so many media literacy “camps” (come on now, we all know they exist) represented, as well as many different kinds of...

In the last two months, Spencer and I were lucky enough to present at two conferences: the 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit presented by DePaul University Library at Moraine Valley Community College Library (Illinois), and the Canadian Association for Profession...

March 15, 2017

Although many (including UNESCO, Sonia Livingstone, Marcus Leaning, and Renee Hobbs) have called for collaboration between media literacy (often located in media and communications, as well as education, programs) and information literacy (library and information scien...

On January 12-13, we had the opportunity to meet with over 50 educators for a packed 36-hour schedule at the Winter Symposium on Digital Literacy in Higher Education held at the University of Rhode Island. Many agreed that the struggle to implement digital literacy at...

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