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Carla Hayden

Making the Library of Congress More Relatable


Topics: Digital & media literacy, Libraries

Carla Hayden is an anomaly. She’s not only the first woman and African-American to hold the Librarian of Congress position – she’s actually a librarian, too.

That makes her the second in a string of 14 historians, lawyers, even a poet who have held this post by presidential appointment…


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Teaching Digital Literacy in an Era of Skepticism


Topics: Digital & media literacy

Scrolling the internet lately can be like stepping through the looking glass, where right is left and up is down. Fabricated news stories are going viral. Elected officials are declaring legitimate news stories fake.

Helping students…


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11 Resources To Boost Student Media Literacy


Topics: Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship, Fake news

Whether it’s recognizing fake news, media bias or just information overload, media literacy has never been more important.

While librarians, media specialists and writing teachers have traditionally taken the lead in teaching research skills and media literacy, it’s increasingly up to…


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Top 10 Sites To Help Students Check Their Facts


Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

In a political climate where sharing fake news has become commonplace, it’s more important than ever to rely on trustworthy and dogged fact-checking services to vet information.

Our job as digital citizens requires more than…


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Infographic: I'm a Digital Citizen!


Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

For students today, the digital world offers enormous possibilities. Free and low-cost digital tools allow students to write blogs, share their photos and art work with a global audience, …