With the rise of technology, our world has become more interconnected than ever before. As a result, information has become easily accessible for everyone. This information, while valuable, also poses certain challenges. Global Media and Information Literacy Week, celebrated annually, provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of honing our information literacy skills.
Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is not limited to reading and writing only. It involves the capacity to analyze, assess, and generate information across all types of media in a critically informed manner. It also enables individuals to navigate the complex information landscape with confidence.
These books on media and information literacy will enhance your critical thinking skills and knowledge.
Title: Misinformation and Mass Audiences by Brian G. Southwell
Publication Date: 2018-01-24
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Title: Information: A Reader by Eric Hayot (Editor), Lea Pao (Editor) and Anatoly Detwyler (Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-11-30
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Title: Paradoxes of Media and Information Literacy by Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin
Publication Date: 2022-05-01
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Title: Misinformation Matters: Online Content and Quality Analysis by Uyiosa Omoregi and Kirsti Ryall
Publication Date: 2023-04-30
Publisher: CRC Press
Title: Metaliterate Learning for the Post-Truth World by Thomas P. Mackey (Editor), Trudi E. Jacobson (Editor) and Troy A. Swanson (Foreword by)
Publication Date: 2018-12-10
Publisher: American Library Association
Title: Digital Literacy Unpacked by Katharine Reedy and Jo Parker
Publication Date: 2017-12-16
Publisher: Facet Publishing
In addition to the recommended books, do explore our library guide, Using CRAAP to Evaluate Information. "CRAAP" is an acronym that stands for Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. It is a handy mnemonic used in information and media literacy to evaluate the quality and credibility of sources, particularly when conducting research or assessing information.
We hope these suggested resources will empower you to be more media-savvy.