Thursday, October 29, 2009

Critical Literacies for the Information Age

How does somebody become a "savvy media consumer," wading through all the media muck to determine "the truth"? Or is the truth unattainable?

I'll explore these questions when I join three other speakers -- Richenda Hawkins, Callie Palmer and and Gary Westford -- in addressing "Critical Literacies for the Information Age" at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Diversity Achievement Center at LBCC.

While I try to tackle media literacy, my colleagues will examine:
The event, organized by Bryan Miyagishima, is part of recognizing "National Information Literacy Month." The brown bag panel discussion is hosted by the LBCC Library.

Brief opening remarks will be followed by a Q&A session for the entire panel. It runs until about 1:15 p.m.

All LBCC faculty, staff, students and others are invited to attend.

"Who should come?" Miyagishima asks, "anyone interested in how technology, society, and culture are shaping the lives and education of the LBCC community. This is meant to be an informative, engaging, and thought-provoking hour..."

And if the discussion doesn't sound inviting enough, "We're providing desserts!" Miyagishima promises.


(Photo credit: "Information Overload" by DeaPeaJay, courtesy of Commons)

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