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NewsBreaks
How to Use ALA's Guide to Media Literacy
by Justin Hoenke
ALA's Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners is "designed to support libraries in their efforts to improve the media literacy skills of adults in their communities." Media literacy is taking what we see, consume, and create in our daily lives and figuring out how all of that makes sense together. It's a critical skill that takes a bit of the old, smooshes it with the new, and hopes to build a global community of thinkers, makers, communications, and doers—who can all contribute to modern society in an effective and positive way.

Weekly News Digests
OverDrive Offers Curated Lists for Discovering Black Authors
OverDrive's marketing and communications specialist, Jill Grunenwald, shared curated ebook and audiobook lists for librarians in conjunction with Black History Month.
Reese Witherspoon's Book Club Launches an App
Fast Company's Stephanie Mehta reports, "Actress and Hello Sunshine founder Reese Witherspoon is seeking to broaden the reach of her popular book club, built largely on Instagram, with a new mobile app that will allow in-app purchases of books and exclusive merchandise."
Book Riot Celebrates School Librarians
In "It Takes a Village: How School Librarians Support Virtual Learning" for Book Riot, Mikkaka Overstreet writes, "[T]eachers are not alone in their efforts to provide supports to students and families. Across the country, library media specialists are finding innovative ways to support virtual learning."
The Digital Reader Offers Update on the Amazon Ebook Lawsuit
Nate Hoffelder writes the following for The Digital Reader: "It took 3 weeks longer than I expected, but the Big Five Publishers have been named as co-defendants in the Amazon ebook price-fixing lawsuit."
DCL Rolls Out Content Clarity Service for Publishers
Data Conversion Laboratory (DCL) debuted Content Clarity, a service for scholarly publishers that "provides a deep analysis of a publisher's entire corpus to identify obstacles in content structure that hinder discoverability."

NewsLink Spotlight
Eye of the Beholder: How Media Bias Shapes Perception
by Lauree Padgett
Take a close look at the image that accompanies this story. At first glance, it seems like a nice call for unity. But if you think about it, why are the white people displayed more prominently than the Black people? I knew I had an excellent resource to discuss this in social justice advocate Debbie Vermaat, who agreed to answer questions about media bias.

How Public Libraries Can Access Political Influence video clip

How Public Libraries Can Access Political Influence (4:19)

Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) executive director Stephen Abram explains how libraries can engage with and wield influence in the affairs of their communities in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

Bookshelf
Online Teaching in K-12 Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano
Foreword by Norman Vaughan

Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.

2016/352 pp/hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-527-1
Regular Price: $65.00 | Web Orders: $58.50

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