Media & News Literacy Fair

Media & News Literacy Fair

Are you ready for Media Literacy Week? (October 21-25, 2019)

Media & News Literacy are important critical thinking skills for educated voters. How do you help your patrons identify truthfulness in everyday news stories, especially on social media?

Presentations will provide context about what Media Literacy and News Literacy are, as well as practical tips and techniques for teaching these literacies to library patrons and students. In one session, a moderated panel of journalists will address topics of accuracy and fairness in journalism, the reputation and trustworthiness of professional media, and the relationship between libraries and media.

9:00-9:30            Registration and coffee

9:30-10:15          Michelle Luhtala, New Canaan Public Schools and co-author of News literacy: the keys to combating fake news (Libraries Unlimited, 2018)

10:15-11:00        Katherine Trouern-Trend, Hartford Public Library, "Is it 100?: Media Literacy with Teens"

11:00-11:15        Review of Media/News Literacy LibGuide page (

11:15-11:30        break

11:30-12:15        Rachel Gans-Boriskin and Laura Saunders, Simmons University, "Know News: Engaging Librarians and Allied Professionals in the Fight against Misinformation"

12:15-1:00          Journalist panel, moderated by Hugo Balta of CT Latino News and featuring Molly Yanity, Associate Professor of Journalism, Quinnipiac University; Lynne DeLucia, editor and co-founder of the Connecticut Health I-Team; and Elizabeth Hamilton, editor of The Connecticut Mirror


Related LibGuide: Digital Literacy by Maria Bernier

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
9:00am - 1:00pm
Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT 06032
DLD Special Program
Registration has closed.

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Gail Hurley ( or 860-704-2222) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Gail Hurley | (860) 704-2222.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.