Newsletter Library Media Services Prince Charles ERC November 2001 1075 Wellington Ave. Volume 35 Winnipeg, MB Number 3 R3E 0J7 ISSN: 1192-2273 Ph: 788-0203 Fax: 772-3911 T-L Meeting The Teachable Moment for Media Literacy The first T-L meeting for 2001/02 will be held at 2:00 p.m. on 8 Events of 11 September 2001 were ! How does item placement/ November at the Scandinavian as unexpected as they were juxtaposition/sequencing affect Centre in conjunction with the ULS devastating. Entire sectors of our perceptions? Book Display. The PD component society as well as individuals were ! How do the photos or camera will include a presentation on the paralyzed by shock and fear. angles chosen affect our OSU Children’s Fund (Ghana) by Subsequent acts of bioterrorism perceptions? former WSD teacher-librarian, have served to exacerbate the ! How do descriptors used for Alice Moulton. situation. Feeding the uncertainty individuals or groups affect our and fear are the mass media, perceptions? School administrators are requested including newspapers, journals, ! Are statistics or crowd counts to facilitate attendance of teacher- television, radio and Internet sites, inflated or minimized? librarians at 3 meetings each upon which we depend for school year. ! Are action shots real, re-enacted information. for the benefit of news agencies, or archival? Conflicting reportage by the mass ! How does the choice of wording ULS Display media has provided educators with a and tone of the supremely teachable speaker or writer United Library Services will hold a moment in the area affect our book display on 7 and 8 November of media/ “We shape our tools understanding? 2001 at the Scandinavian Centre, information literacy. and thereafter, our ! Are headlines 764 Erin Street (between St. tools shape us.” Classroom inflammatory? Matthews and Wolever) from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. each day. discussions of recent Marshall McLuhan ! Are the news Parking is available 1/2 block south events are simply sources of the Scandinavian Centre. not enough. It is our job as authoritative, authentic or educators to help students to analyze unnamed? WSD schools receive 36% and to critically assess the media’s ! Does commercial sponsorship or discounts. As the only approved role in shaping our understanding of political affiliation of the news commercial vendor of cataloguing the recent terrorist acts perpetrated agency affect the reportage? and processing for WSD school upon the U.S. and the implied threat libraries, ULS ships all materials to the global village. Manipulation by mass media is the shelf-ready to WSD standards. For reality in the global village, and our further information, contact ULS Students need to examine all news children are among the most local representative David Larsen media for biases or points of view vulnerable. To counteract media (Ph: 774-5575: Fax: 774-8437; which may slant or filter the news exploitation, teachers can access E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). deliberately, in the case of English and French language media propaganda, or inadvertently. These literacy resources and resources for questions, among others, must be talking to kids about terrorist attacks considered by all discriminating in the U.S. from the highly T-L Substitute acclaimed Media Awareness consumers of news-media: Please add the following to the list ! Which news items are selected? Network <http://www.media- ! Are any topics conspicuous by awareness.ca> of T-L substitutes published in the September 2001 issue of Inklings: their absence? Carpe diem! 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