Media and information literacy: Resources that address misinformation

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At a time when the concept of truth is frequently being challenged, media and information literacy enables people to question critically what they have read, heard, and learned.

Media and information literacy includes having the knowledge, skills, and confidence to search, evaluate, use, and contribute information and media content. It includes knowing how to fight online hate speech and cyberbullying. And media and information literacy also includes having an understanding of the ethical issues surrounding the access and use of information.

The following list of resources may be helpful for learning more on this topic.

WebJunction webinar recordings

  • Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content
    This webinar with the News Literacy Project and Queens Public Library, NY, covers tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of user-generated content and explores ways to share this information with teen and adult patrons.

  • Break Free from Misinformation in an Escape Room
    Find out how to use an escape room to help inform library patrons about misinformation and learn about new programming resources for your library in this webinar with presenters from the University of Washington’s Information School and Calcasieu Public Library, Lake Charles, LA.

American Library Association resources

Further resources