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Young people’s enthusiastic engagement with social media puts them at greater risk from the fake news and misinformation that populates the internet, alongside the true content which makes for such a rich learning environment. Helping young people navigate the digital environment is something which public libraries are well-positioned to achieve.

ALIA has worked with partners in the Australian Media Literacy Alliance to put together a half-day virtual conference for any library and information professional or other media literacy champion, who wants to develop a deeper understanding of the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of this emerging discipline that can then be shared with others.

The conference takes place on 3 September 2020, from 12:00pm to 4:00pm (AEST).

Who better to learn media literacy from than the leaders and innovators from Google, the eSafety Commissioner, ABC and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. The half-day program sees 7 speakers with countless years of experience and insight in the industry gathered all together to share their knowledge as well as answer your questions.

Pictured left to right top to bottom: Jan Muller, CEO, National Film and Sound Archive, Samantha York, Senior Executive, Google, Annabel Astbury, Head of Education, ABC innovation, and Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner. 

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