by Glenice Lilje
Now, more than ever, media plays a huge role in our lives. It allows us to consume information, provides us with a way to communicate with others across the globe and informs as well as teaches us about various topics in many different ways. As citizens in a digital world, we are finding it harder to tell the difference between accurate information and advertising. Most recently, we have witnessed how fast misinformation can spread prompting us to “be more aware before you share”.
Media Literacy Week is an event that promotes digital and media literacy. Every year, schools, libraries, museums, and community groups organize events and activities that focuses on medial literacy. Highlighted are this year’s five themes of media literacy: use, understand, engage, access and verify. Join us this week both online and in-person at The Library and MediaWorks (SE14 – Room 250) for guest speakers, trivia and fun activities such as “Create a Profile Picture”.
For more information and to register for online events, visit our information page for Media Literacy Week 2021 or visit us at The Library located in SE-14.