• Home

[WEBINAR] Using Media Literacy to Combat Election Disinformation: Librarian Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Since librarians are powerful stewards of truth and public trust, they are uniquely positioned to guide communities to accurate information and make sense of what they’re seeing online this fall. As such, PEN America is offering resources and trainings to help empower librarians to lead their own media literacy workshops in their communities this fall.

In this 60-minute interactive session, PEN America will provide resources for librarians to lead webinar-style trainings for their constituents regarding best practices in media literacy education. We’ll discuss the influx of mis/disinformation in the news and online, how certain communities are being targeted with false content, ways librarians can engage their library constituents to spot and stop the spread of disinformation during this election season, and PEN America’s Media Literacy Toolkit.

(Catch up on our past events by viewing recordings linked on our program page, Knowing the News.)

This workshop is free and designed to equip media literacy educators and librarians with the tools to offer their own media literacy workshops.

Please confirm your registration for both at the Zoom link below. For more information, contact Hannah Waltz, Media Literacy Training Coordinator, at medialiteracy[email protected].


Check Out These Resources

Get the Free Speech News You Need

protesters in face masks carrying old Belarusian national flags

PEN America has a new weekly newsletter, PEN Points, bringing you a digest of the biggest free expression news of the week, plus the analysis and insights you trust from PEN America experts.