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Discussion MRDG Meeting at ALA 2017 in Chicago

by Steven Milewski on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Hello Everyone,

The Media Resources Discussion Group will be having a meeting at ALA 2017 in Chicago

Sunday, June 25 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
MCP-McCormick Place West - Room W195

Topic:
 
“The MRDG will be having a discussion and conversation on how librarians are making both Instructors and other Librarians aware of the streaming video resources that their institution/library licenses.  Please bring your ideas, success stories, and even those stories about attempts that have not had all the success that you had hoped.”

 

Steven

Hello Everyone,

The Media Resources Discussion Group will be having a meeting at ALA 2017 in Chicago

Sunday, June 25 2017

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
MCP-McCormick Place West - Room W195

Topic:
 
“The MRDG will be having a discussion and conversation on how librarians are making both Instructors and other Librarians aware of the streaming video resources that their institution/library licenses.  Please bring your ideas, success stories, and even those stories about attempts that have not had all the success that you had hoped.”

 

Steven

 
Steven Milewski
MRDG Leader
Social Work and Digital Media Technologies Librarian
University of Tennessee | Knoxville
University Libraries
smilewsk@utk.edu

 

 

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Discussion MRDG Topic for Chicago 2017

by Steven Milewski on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Hello MRDG members,

If you have any ideas of topics you like to have for our discussion groups meeting at ALA Annual 2017 in Chicago please let me know by Wedensay, March 22 let me know   Our meeting will be from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM on Sunday, June 25.  Room is still to be determined.

Right now I'm considerting:

Discussion on how people are advertising or getting the word out about their streaming video collections both to instructors and librarians.

 

 

Steven

Discussion ACRL Guidelines for Media Resources Revision

by Steven Milewski on Thu, May 25, 2017 at 12:25 pm

  ACRL Board of Directors approved the Task Force to revise the Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education.  Attached please find the call for volunteers, available from
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/13442
 
Thanks a lot!
 
---
Amanda Xu
Metadata Analyst Librarian
Cataloging and Metadata Department
5020-12 Lib
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library (LIB)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
 

  ACRL Board of Directors approved the Task Force to revise the Guidelines for Media Resources for Academic Libraries in Higher Education.  Attached please find the call for volunteers, available from
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/13442
 
Thanks a lot!
 
---
Amanda Xu
Metadata Analyst Librarian
Cataloging and Metadata Department
5020-12 Lib
University of Iowa Libraries
100 Main Library (LIB)
Iowa City, IA 52242-1420
 
319-335-5075 (voice)
amanda-xu@uiowa.edu (email)
 

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Online Doc Minutes: MRDG, ALA Anaheim: "Selecting and Analyzing visual images for use in media literacy training"

by Catherine Michael on Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 04:58 pm

Selecting and Analyzing Images for Use in Media Literacy Training
ACRL - Media Resources Discussion Group
ALA Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 24, 2012

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, Ithaca College psychology professor and Executive Director of Project Look Sharp

Selecting and Analyzing Images for Use in Media Literacy Training
ACRL - Media Resources Discussion Group
ALA Annual Meeting, Sunday, June 24, 2012

Guest Speaker:  Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, Ithaca College psychology professor and Executive Director of Project Look Sharp

Chimene Tucker (present at the meeting) will be succeeding Catherine Michael. Send future ideas for discussion to: Chimene Tucker (cetucker@usc.edu).

After introductions,  Jennifer Elder of Emory University agreed to take minutes (thank you, Jennifer). Cyndy began the discussion with definitions of media literacy. For instance, it depends on context.  Media Literacy is now a field that connects with informational literacy, visual literacy, everything growing out of traditional literacy (print media, reading and writing).  Media literacy is the heart of the activity of Cyndy's work with Project Look Sharp.  Catherine mentioned the five key aspects of information literacy standards:  planning, accessing, evaluating creating, and applying ethics; her awareness was gianed through working on the recently published Information Literacy Comptency Standards for Journalism Students (College & Research Library News, May 2012, v.73 no.5).  By comparison, Cyndy disucssed her "8 + 2" that includes: access, understanding, awareness, analysis (skepticism), evaluation (judgment), creation, reflection, and participation; the 2 extra points incude 1) the desire to do these things and then to 2) act on them (From Scheibe & Rowgow, The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (2012, Corwin/Sage). Critical thinking - what is it? C.T. includes:  Engaging in Inquiry, Curiosity and the Desire to Know, Inherent Skepticism, Valuing Good Reasong, and Flexibility and Open-Mindedness (From Scheibe & Rowgow, The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World (2012, Corwin/Sage).

What does media mean? What have we been exposed to since we woke up this morning? Answers included: PowerPoint, television, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
Cyndy noted that college students usually say Internet/Facebook, cell phone, music, and computer games.  Other types of media suggested included: ads, food packaging, maps, and even your clothing. What is the definition of "Media message"?: a message that is conveyed through visuals, language, or sound that is mediated by some technology, produced for the masses, and the person who produced it is not in the same physical space as the audience/viewer. Media is mediated...it is often impossible to have a two-way conversation. Ask, What does the viewer or receiver bring to interpreting the message? Cyndy mentioned her other project at Ithaca College: the Center for Research on the Effects of Television (CRE TV: http://www.ithaca.edu/cretv/ ).  She started Project Look Sharp; it used to be focused on K-12 but now, they're expanding. In 2003, they started creating curriculum materials that can be downloaded for free from their website: Project Look Sharp (aka PLS) : http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/  More than ever, PLS is looking at the Internet and trying to judge what is credible. Even at the college level, students are not being asked as much to use multimedia in research papers; Cyndy thinks that they should be using more multimedia.  It is an art to integrate those things into research papers. In Bhutan, they compute the Gross National Happiness; Cyndy and her PLS colleague, Chris Sperry, have been media consultants for Bhutan: http://www.looksharpblogs.org/ .  It was the last country in the world to get tv and Internet in 1999. The king decided they needed media literacy.

What is Web 2.0? Many students don't know what web 2.0 means; interactive media and participatory media are web 2.0.Educators need to be aware that today's students expect their sources to be non-linear; students often skip around and skim readings, just as they do when searching the Internet.  The Internet is fundamentally non-linear. Who has read the Internet from beginning to end? Students need to understand the grammar of the Internet; the Internet is where they are. Being able to read a URL is an important skill that should be explicitly taught to students. Professors often assume that students have a lot of knowledge about using and judging sources and an understanding of the Internet.  

At this juncture, participants practiced constructivist media decoding.  Participants paired up and were asked to analyze a scene, the "Discovery of the Mississippi by De Soto" by William Powell (the image was on a color handout).  Elements of the painting were decoded. Who is DeSoto in the image? How would you describe him? Proud, imperial, confident, arrogant, intimidating, a conqueror, fearsome, dominant...  The painting hangs in the United States Capitol and was commissioned by the US Government.  It is important to know who funds media.  How are the women portrayed? Fearful, resigned, combative, proud, challenging, seem very primitive, subservient... Some qualities conveyed include: Destructive, disrespectful, takeover by force...Painted from European perspective.  Participants turned to the other side of the handout where there was a second painting to decode.  This is an alternate picture of native takeover; it depicts three natives inside their house, looking out. The painting is called "The Last Supper" and was painted by a Native American in 1990s; he painted it out of personal inspiration.  This is a different process than using semiotics; the leader knows all of the right answers with semiotics; but constructivist practices invite conversation and critical thinking.  This decoding exercise is from chapter 4 of Cyndy's book.  Cyndy noted a PLS and NAMLE handout: "Key questions to ask when analyzing media messages"

We ran out of time before discussing information epistemology, specific issues with accessing images through aggregated databases, and copyright issues. Handouts were provided; many are accessible on the Resource List, below.

Photo of the event: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kW2ENuwIdYXvKprhjMuX3tMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink

Resource List:
Center for Social Media. (2008, November). Code of best practices in fair use for media literacy
   education [Pamphlet]. Retrieved from http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/fair-use/
       related-materials/codes/code-best-practices-fair-use-media-literacy-education  

Hobbs, R. (2010). Copyright clarity: how fair use supports digital learning (Monograph).
   ThousandOaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

National Association for Media Literacy Education. (2007, November). Core principles of media
   literacy education in the United States [Brochure]. Retrieved from http://namle.net/
       publications/core-principles/

Project Look Sharp. (2012). Tips for decoding media documents [Pamphlet]. Retrieved from
   http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/Resources%202/Tips%20for%20Decoding.pdf

Project Look Sharp, & National Association of Media Literacy Education. (n.d.). Key Questions  
   to ask when producing media messages [Pamphlet]. Retrieved from  
   http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=medialithandouts

Scheibe, C., & Rogow, F. (2012). The teacher's guide to media Literacy: Critical thinking in a
   multimedia world (Monograph). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press.

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Discussion ALA Annual 2012: Selecting and analyzing visual images for use in media literacy training

by Catherine Michael on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:24 am

Media Resources Discussion Group (ACRL)
Time & Date:   4-5:30 pm, Sunday 6/24/2012
Topic:    Selecting and analyzing visual images for use in media literacy training
Convener:       Catherine Michael, Ithaca College (cmichael@ithaca.edu)

ALA Conference Scheduler link: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/321

Media Resources Discussion Group (ACRL)
Time & Date:   4-5:30 pm, Sunday 6/24/2012
Topic:    Selecting and analyzing visual images for use in media literacy training
Convener:       Catherine Michael, Ithaca College (cmichael@ithaca.edu)

ALA Conference Scheduler link: http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/321

Description
Meet Dr. Cyndy Scheibe, Executive Director of Project Look Sharp, Associate Professor in developmental psychology at Ithaca College, and author of The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy.  We’ll discuss what media literacy is, and how to support it, and try some interactive constructivist media decoding exercises.  Bring your questions and join the discussion!  Learn about these organizations:

Project Look Sharp: http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/

NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education): http://namle.net/

 Participants will obtain:

  • Awareness of  issues of access and analysis of media 
  • Knowledge of NAMLE’s Core Principles of Media Literacy Education, Key Questions to ask when Analyzing Media Messages, and tips for decoding media
  • Knowledge of media kits from Project Look Sharp and how they are developed
  • Experience in decoding images are used for media literacy instruction

Agenda:

  • Introductions and welcome.  Incoming co-conveners: Chimene E. Tucker (USC Libraries) & Monique Threatt, (Indiana University Libraries)
  • Discussion of information literacy and media literacy
  • Reflection and exercise on the participants’ practice of evaluation, use of credible sources, and awareness where information comes from
  • Discussion of issues with access and analysis
  • Reflection on copyright issues and media literacy
  • Evaluation of a variety of media using  media literacy kits and exercises

Questions for participants to consider in advance of the discussion:

  • What is media literacy? How is it different from (and similar to) information literacy?
  • What skills are involved in critical thinking?
  • Where did we get information 50 years ago? 20 years ago? Today?
  • How do we know if something is credible in a print source? On a website? In an audiovisual source? How do you feel about Wikipedia as a source?
  • Where can you find rich sources of visual images?
  • How can we effectively lead students through a collective analysis and discussion about a visual image?
  • What are the copyright issues involved in using visual images (and other media content) in the classroom?  When and how does “fair use” apply?
  • What types of media images are needed by educators? Do library databases offer sufficient content for this purpose? Are the indexing tools and content efficient to access images?
  • How do you access images from old newspapers or popular magazines? Are microform copies superior to databases here?  Do you refer to your local public library?
  • How easy is it to pinpoint cover images?
  • Does the quality of the image matter?
  • How do you create a teaching kit that analyze and evaluates images? How is that similar or different than analyzing websites, books and journals?

(rev. 6/21/2012)

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Discussion ACRL Legislative Agenda 2012

by Catherine Michael on Tue, May 1, 2012 at 11:48 am

Take a look at the ACRL Legislative Agenda 2012: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/washingtonwatch/12agenda

Event ACRL New Leader Orientation: May 9

by Catherine Michael on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:59 pm

For those considering taking on a leadership role in ACRL.  This is "session 2" for those who can't make it on the 8th.

Register online today at https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id=

For those considering taking on a leadership role in ACRL.  This is "session 2" for those who can't make it on the 8th.

Register online today at https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id=

Note: You may need to scroll to the second page of offerings as they are listed by event date. 

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Event ACRL New Leader Orientation: May 8

by Catherine Michael on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:59 pm

For those considering taking on a leadership role in ACRL.

Register online today at https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id=

For those considering taking on a leadership role in ACRL.

Register online today at https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id=

Note: You may need to scroll to the second page of offerings as they are listed by event date. 

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Discussion Thinking of being a convener? ACRL New Leader Orientation: May 8 or 9: Register today!

by Catherine Michael on Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:14 pm

ACRL New Leader Orientation: May 8 or 9

If you're considering being the MRDG Convener, you are invited to participate in one of ACRL's virtual New Leader Orientation Sessions. Two opportunities to participate in this hour long session:

ACRL New Leader Orientation: May 8 or 9

If you're considering being the MRDG Convener, you are invited to participate in one of ACRL's virtual New Leader Orientation Sessions. Two opportunities to participate in this hour long session:

  • Tuesday, May 8, 2012, @ 1:30 p.m. Central
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2012, @ 11:00 a.m. Central

Register online today at https://ala.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/event.pl?div_view=reg&event_user_id=

Note: You may need to scroll to the second page of offerings as they are listed by event date. 

ALSO ATTACHED: LOOK BELOW FOR THE "TIP SHEET: EFFECTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS"

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Discussion Get Involved! Consider being the 2012-2013 Convener

by Catherine Michael on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 11:10 am

The Media Resources Discussion Group will need a new convenor from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. This is a great opportunity to get involved.  Email me if you're interested: cmichael@ithaca.edu

Information about ACRL Communities of Practice can be found in Chapter 4 of the Guide to Policies and Procedures on "Communities of Practice": http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies 

The Media Resources Discussion Group will need a new convenor from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. This is a great opportunity to get involved.  Email me if you're interested: cmichael@ithaca.edu

Information about ACRL Communities of Practice can be found in Chapter 4 of the Guide to Policies and Procedures on "Communities of Practice": http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies 

Governance: 4.4.5

Duties: 4.10.5:

  • Must be a member of ACRL
  • Schedule meeting space
  • Decide on meeting topic
  • Advertise the meeting before conference
  • Keep the group on topic and on time during the meetings
  • Send the meeting summary to ACRL
  • Moderate the email list or appoint a moderator  (note: I just use COMLIB & VIDEOLIB for advertising events)
  • Moderate the ALA Connect community or appoint a moderator

If you are interested in holding a Virtual Midwinter meeting, here is 8.3.2.1 iLinc Virtual Meeting Service

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