Trinity Library Media Specialist Tim Jones presented two sessions at the American Association of School Librarians Conference on Fri., Nov. 15. Library Media Specialist Betsy deGolian also attended the conference, which was hosted in Louisville this year from Nov. 14-16.
Jones was one of only two librarians from the state of Kentucky to present two different sessions at AASL this year. He co-presented “Teaching Media Literacy in a Post-Truth World” with Chicago-based communications consultant Meggan Trevey and “Let This Dynamic Duo Answer Your Graphic Novel Questions” with Trinity High School English Teacher and Literacy Coach Mitch Greenwell. Jones also presented the two sessions at the KASL Summer Refresher in July, where he was a featured speaker.
Jones also received news recently that he will present at the American Library Association 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago between July 25-30. This will be the second national conference this year in which Jones will be presenting two sessions. He’ll present “Diverse Voices and Stories in Graphic Novels”, as well as co-present his “Teaching Media Literacy” session again.
Said Jones about presenting two sessions at AASL, “We had packed houses for both, and we probably had 20 librarians come up to thank us and ask questions after the Media Literacy session. I had one attendee tell me she was going to take our lesson back to her principal, and I had a ProQuest representative tell us our session might inspire changes in how they frame issues on their database platform.”
Both Jones and deGolian can’t wait to use the knowledge they gained at the AASL to help Trinity students and faculty.
You can check out Jones’ AASL presentations here:
Here are the learning objectives for the ALA sessions:
“Teaching Media Literacy in a Post-Truth World” Learning Objectives
- Upon completion, participant will be able to define and identify several factors (incl. neurological) that lead people to being vulnerable to believing falsehoods.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to implement media literacy sessions that more effectively reduce the spread of misinformation through incorporation of the latest social theory and network theory research.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to identify multiple challenges to media literacy and explain how to counter them.
“Diverse Voices and Stories in Graphic Novels” Learning Objectives
- Upon completion, participant will be able to identify graphic novels with diverse voices and stories, across multiple genres.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to implement successful cross-promotional strategies for highlighting the diversity in their graphic novel collections.
- Upon completion, participant will be able to build a graphic novel collection with an eye towards increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion (including popular and core titles).