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Discussion: Reading in the Age of Distrust

Tue, May 4th, 2021
4:00 pm
- 5:00 pm

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Discussion: Reading in the Age of Distrust

You are invited to a discussion of Alison Head’s essay Reading in the Age of Distrust, on May 4 at 4PM (Register here)This second essay in the Project Information Literacy Provocation Series emanated from the age-old question “do college students read books anymore?” It examines the notion of reading competencies in the digital age, and discusses the key role of  analytical reading in civic life.  

Alison J. Head is Editor of the PIL Provocation Series, Director of Project Information Literacy, and a Senior Researcher at the metaLAB (at) Harvard. She developed and taught new media courses as the Roy Disney Visiting Professor at Saint Mary’s College in California for 10 years.

Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts studies on how early adults find and use information as they progress through, and beyond their higher education years. The Provocation Series launched in January 2021 features essays examining societal aspects of information literacy. Williams Libraries is an official Champion of PIL’s Provocation Series

The discussion is open to all interested in questions of teaching, information and media literacy. Registration is required to get the Zoom link. Teachers,  students and librarians from across Berkshire County who attended the discussion of the first essay of the Project Information Literacy Provocation Series reported great appreciation for this discussion across institutions and academic responsibilities, so we hope that you will be able to join us for this next gathering.

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