Media Literacy

Media Literacy is an essential skill. Check out our resource display on the main level of the library near the stairs AND our event series....

The Media Literacy event series is hosted by the DiMenna-Nyselius Library with a kick-off panel discussion held during the National Association for Media Literacy Education's U.S. Media Literacy Week.

Event registration & more details available at

Thursday, October 28, 6:00-7:15PM, Virtual
Panel: Information Anarchy: A Discussion of Media Consumption & Misinformation
Librarians & faculty across disciplines will discuss the ways a lack of media literacy leads to individual or societal issues, and how media literacy can make us better consumers of information and civic participants. FYE Inspire Credit

Gayle Alberda, Assistant Professor Politics
Michael Andreychik, Professor of Psychology
Adam Rugg, Associate Professor Communication
Jennifer Schindler-Ruwisch, Assistant Professor of Public Health
Matthew Schirano, Senior Research Librarian & Instruction Coordinator
Matthew Tullis, Assistant Professor of the Practice
Moderator: Molly Lamendola ’22, Editor in Chief of The Mirror

Wednesday, November 3, 3:00-4:00PM, Virtual
Faculty Research Share (Faculty & Staff event)
Learn about a media literacy teaching tool (and other civic engagement applications) being developed as part of a grant by a team of faculty members led by Janie Leatherman, Professor of Politics & International Studies, and Lei "Tommy" Xie, Associate Professor of English. Feedback from attendees will be solicited.

Thursday, November 4, 7:00-8:45PM, Library Rm 101
Documentary Screening: TRUST ME
TRUST ME (2020) explores human nature, information technology, and the need for media literacy to help people trust one another, bring them together and create a more resilient population. 90 min. film and brief discussion.

Wednesday, November 17, 5:00-6:15PM, Library Rm 114
Spot the Bot Workshop
Understand the dangers of disinformation on social media platforms and take an active role in your information consumption through mass reporting efforts. Working together, learn to reasonably identify red flags and to report bots, fake accounts, and fake content on Twitter. You do not need a Twitter account to sign-up. An alumni workshop will also take place virtually on Nov. 16th at 7pm.