North Olympic Library System librarians Danielle Gayman and Sarah Morrison will offer a workshop about Media Literacy on Thursday night.

Librarians to lead workshop on media literacy

PORT ANGELES — Media Literacy, a free two-hour workshop, is set at the Port Angeles Library at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Librarians Danielle Gayman and Sarah Morrison at the Port Angeles Library of the North Olympic Library System will present the workshop at the library at at 2210 S. Peabody St.

“Today’s media landscape and technologies mean that misinformation or disinformation can be widely shared and disseminated, accidentally or purposefully, regardless of the facts,” according to a news release issued by the library system.

“The number of sources and formats make it difficult to consistently choose unbiased, accurate outlets.

“A Media Literate person can analyze the relationships among media, audiences, information, and power to decode where truth lies within a story.”

Librarians are experienced in examining all types of information resources for authenticity, relevance, and authority, the news release said.

According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of adults and youths in this nation get their news from their social media feeds, the library system said.

“How do you choose what to believe? Why can’t you trust that link, this video, an article shared by a friend or family member? What is ‘truthiness’? How do you identify bias?” the news release asked.

“Media Literacy workshop attendees will learn how to examine and analyze their information sources and leave more confident of their ability to find reliable, evidence-based information, and to avoid being ‘faked out’ by false or fabricated news,” the news release said.

For more information, contact Gayman or Morrison at 360-417-8500, ext. 7706; send an email to [email protected]; or visit www.nols.org.

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