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The Insider ⁠—  The Future of Libraries edition

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The Insider —  The Future of Libraries edition
In this issue, read more about:

  • The future of academic libraries in the experience economy
  • The impact of advanced technologies on libraries and education
  • The role of public libraries in sustaining democracy
  • Mass media and its impact on information literacy
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Posted on: August 17, 2019, 9:54 am Category: Uncategorized

Keynote:SLA Route 66 Chapter: 2020 Road Trip Symposium, Albuquerque, NM

I had a wonderful and inspirational time in Albuquerque, NM and I gave the keynote.  Here are the slides:

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 16, 2019, 9:57 pm Category: Uncategorized

The New Arms Race: Deep Fakes and Their Impact on Information

The New Arms Race: Deep Fakes and Their Impact on Information

The New Arms Race: Deep Fakes and Their Impact on Information

Stephen

Posted on: August 16, 2019, 11:12 am Category: Uncategorized

Interesting thread: The future of the public library is under attack

The future of the public library is under attack

Via Rabble.ca

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/08/future-public-library-under-attack

Stephen

Posted on: August 15, 2019, 10:14 am Category: Uncategorized

Nearly 24 Percent of Parents Are Buying Tablets For Their Preschoolers

Nearly 24 Percent of Parents Are Buying Tablets For Their Preschoolers

Is it possible to be too young for tech? Apparently not—quite a few parents intend to buy tablets for their preschool and elementary school children, at 24 and 25 percent, respectively
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Stephen

Posted on: August 14, 2019, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

A room is not just a room: The Library as shared place and why it matters to communities

A room is not just a room: The Library as shared place and why it matters to communities

A room is not just a room: The Library as shared place and why it matters to communities

Stephen

Posted on: August 8, 2019, 6:36 am Category: Uncategorized

News Literacy Project: Countering ‘Truth Decay’

A new report from the RAND Corporation, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, confirms what we at the News Literacy Project have long known: There’s an urgent need for media literacy education that is scalable, culturally relevant and readily available.

Released earlier this month, Exploring Media Literacy Education as a Tool for Mitigating Truth Decay was produced as part of a RAND initiative exploring “Truth Decay,” which it defines as “the diminishing role that facts, data and analysis play in political and civil discourse” — in part, because of an increasingly complex information ecosystem.

NLP’s expertise as a leader and pioneer in news literacy education is noted throughout the report, which weighs the input and suggestions of many experts in the field and lays out the challenges to developing meaningful and scalable education programs.

For the last decade, our programs have provided educators with the tools and resources that enable their students to become civically engaged, news-literate adults. While the challenges RAND details are real, I can say with confidence that NLP is successfully meeting many of them.

I described NLP’s achievements regarding these specific points in a recent NLP Updateon our website, newslit.org. And thanks to your support, NLP’s contribution to the growing field of news literacy education continues to grow.

With best regards,

Alan Miller
Alan C. Miller
Founder and CEO
The News Literacy Project

Posted on: August 7, 2019, 6:34 am Category: Uncategorized