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WHAT:    Inform Yourself: News Media Literacy

WHEN:    6 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 27

WHERE:   Richland Library Main

                1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201
WHO:      Free & open to the public


Join Richland Library from 6 – 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) for Inform Yourself: News Media Literacy. Following the 2016 general election, the issue of fake news has been in the spotlight, particularly on social media. Hear from Charles Bierbauer, Dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at the University of South Carolina, on assessing the reliability of news sources as well as the importance of being media-savvy. Bierbauer served as CNN’s senior White House and Washington correspondent for many years and won an Emmy for his anchoring of CNN’s coverage of the 1996 Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta. Please register here for this event.

It is the first of four programs as part of an “Inform Yourself” series at Richland Library. Be sure to join us for these upcoming events too:

According to the American Library Association, to be information literate is to be able to recognize when information is needed and to have the ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use the needed information. As we become increasingly inundated with vast floods of information from an ever-growing number of sources, being able to tell good from bad is more important than ever.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

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