American Library Association
Log Number: LG-13-19-0089-19
American Library Association Public Programs Office will support libraries responding to the need for media literacy training for adults in their communities. This project will convene 30 cross-sector stakeholders and address the challenges and opportunities of providing media literacy programming and services to adults. The stakeholders will explore existing media literacy programing and services for adults; identify collaborations that would benefit underserved populations and rural communities; identify areas of collaboration between librarians, journalists, technology workers, and educators; and identify gaps in current adult services and staff training. The convening will lead to the development of a landscape report, webinar series, curated resources, and practitioner's guide that documents resources, best practices, competencies, tools, and recommendations libraries can take to make better-informed decisions on services and resource offerings related to media literacy for adults.