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The Ins and Outs of Media Literacy
Thursday, April 5; 1-2:30 pm
Presented by: Lindsay Schmidt, Technology Librarian
Jeff Rand, Adult Services Librarian
La Crosse Public Library; La Crosse, WI
1.5 CE credits (this webinar will be recorded)

Lindsay Schmidt and Jeff Rand

Lindsay Schmidt and Jeff Rand

Fake News. Fact Checking. Media bias. We have heard these words and phrases in abundance over the last two years.

While librarians have always been at the forefront of training library customers to be good media consumers, that role is more important than ever.

In this 90-minute web program, Lindsay and Jeff will walk you through the source-checking landscape and give you some historical context on where it began. Using a three-step approach, they will show you how to best teach your customers how to analyze information they see online. Finally, from fun and easy games to passive programming, Lindsay and Jeff will share ways you can include media literacy into your library programs.


Born and raised in Chicago and with a background in art, Lindsay started in libraries as a circulation clerk in 2007, and knew she’d found her calling. She came to La Crosse Public Library in 2013 and loves helping adult library users learn how to find, understand, and make the best use of information at their fingertips. Lindsay earned her MSLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011.

After a brief stint as a teacher and school librarian, Jeff began working at the La Crosse Public Library as a reference/adult services librarian in 1984. He has been a judge for National History Day competitions for the past 12 years, at the local, state, and national levels.  Jeff earned a B.S. in Secondary Education,  as well as an M.S. in Educational Media from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.