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

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 discover@nols.org; or visit www.nols.org.

More in Life

Submitted photo
Neon Riders 4-H Club’s Ruby Coulson stands in front of the renowned Saddlebred Horseman Tom Moore’s statue fresh from her win in the Individual Presentation Contest for her slide-show and speech, “Equine Regenerative Therapies.” at the 4-H National competition in Kentucky.  Billed as the Largest Youth Equine Education Event in North America, it’s a huge accomplishment for the young woman from Sequim.
HORSEPLAY: Sequim student wins first at 4-H Nationals

WHO’D A THOUGHT the day would come when stem-cell therapy would be… Continue reading

Michael Dashiell /Ol;ympic Peninsula News Group
 Snowshoers enjoy a new snowfall at Hurricane Ridge in this file photo.
Olympic National Park begins winter season

Winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Friday… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Dark nights offer lighting displays time to shine

WE NOW MOVE inevitably toward the holidays, punctuated and known by family… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember the lonely while celebrating connections

ONE OF MY earliest Thanksgiving memories is going to the store with… Continue reading

Joseph Bednarik will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Bednarik will present ‘Me, Responsible?’ at service

Joseph Bednarik will present “Me, Responsible?” at 11 a.m.… Continue reading

The Rev. Donna Little will lead the celebration service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 
Little is the minister emeritus at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle Ave.
Unity speaker slated Sunday

The Rev. Donna Little will speak at 10:30 a.m.… Continue reading

Living nativity events set for Carlsborg

The Carlsborg Family Church Living Nativity will present sent shows… Continue reading

Coats For Kids organizers Karen Lewis and Heidi Albrecht present Levi Douglas, Clallam County Veterans Program Coordinator, with more than $1,200 worth of certificates for veterans at the Northwest Veterans Resource Center.
Coats for Kids helps local veterans

Coats For Kids has provided the Northwest Veterans Resource Center… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center’s ICU/telemetry and respiratory therapy teams were presented with DAISY awards.
DAISY award recognizes OMC teams

The DAISY Foundation has recognized Olympic Medical Center’s ICU/telemetry and respiratory therapy… Continue reading

Most Read