Digital News Literacy Class at the Lopez Library

  • Fri Jun 14th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the Lopez Island Library

Are you seeing a growing need in our community for better information literacy, especially when it comes to discerning online news? Join library director Lou Pray to discuss and discover resources that will help you master digital news literacy. This four-part series will be held in the library community room on consecutive Saturdays starting on June 15 through July 6, from 1-2 p.m. Come and learn the skills necessary to develop a critical eye and metacognitive awareness in regards to what you read. The rapid pace of digital information means we all have a role to play in combating “fake news,” and learning to spot it is a great start. This class will arm you with tools to evaluate what you read by tracking down the original source, looking at an account’s activity for bias and perspective, evaluating replies and responses, determining photo or video manipulation and getting back to primary sources. Please email Pray at lpray@lopezlibrary.org if you are interested in taking part in this series of classes.