Panel Discussion: Critical Literacies for a Mass Information Age

Date: Time: 1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Love Library South Room: 218
Additional Info: LLS
Contact: Liz Lorang, 402-472-2516,
This panel will investigate critical literacies for our current mass information age, including visual literacy, news literacy, global literacy, and information literacy. Panelists will discuss the literacies that are crucial to our students’ abilities to solve problems, make sense of the world, and engage as citizens in their many communities, as well as literacy practices that move students to critically question and challenge received narratives and norms. The panel will focus especially on these literacies as they relate to the teaching, learning, and research of undergraduate students.
• Alison Head, founder and director of Project Information Literacy and UNL Libraries’ 2017 Visiting Scholar
• Rumiko Handa, professor of architecture and interim associate dean, College of Architecture, UNL
• Emira Ibrahimpasic, assistant director, Global Studies, UNL
• Gary Kebbel, professor, College of Journalism & Mass Communication, UNL, founder NU Center for Mobile Media
• Carrie Morgan, Curator of Academic Programs, Sheldon Museum of Art, UNL

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