The LAI supports the New Be Media Smart national campaign which encourages people to ‘Stop, Think, Check’ the information they encounter on a daily basis.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing how to verify information; provide tips and guidance on how to check the
accuracy and reliability of information, and signpost people to additional sources of support and training. As part of the initiative librarians throughout Ireland are taking part in Be Media Smart Community Training Programme, developed in conjunction with EDMO Ireland. This new programme will train community-based leaders, including librarians, to deliver the Be Media Smart workshops in their own communities across the country.
The Be Media Smart campaign is an initiative of Media Literacy Ireland (MLI) and is supported by a wide range of members including media, civil society organisations, libraries, educational, training and research institutions. The new media regulator and media development agency,
Coimisiún na Meán, facilitates the work of MLI.
How do I get involved?
1. Follow the campaign @ X: MedialitIreland Facebook: BeMediaSmart Instagram: @bemediasmart TAGS: #StopThinkCheck #BeMediaSmart
2. Promote the Be Media Smart Campaign to your library users
3. Find out about the many helpful webinars running at Be Media Smart