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Presentation

Session Description

Do hummingbirds really snore? Do weasels form friendships with woodpeckers? Is that dress really blue and black or gold and white? Viral images and videos generate huge amounts of traffic and discussion among community via social media, but do we actually understand what we're viewing? Are we "reading" media accurately? Are we asking ourselves critical questions that will add to our community knowledge base or are we inadvertently spreading misinformation? Join us for a deep dive exploration into effective search techniques to locate quality digital collections using a local Minnesota digital resource (Minnesota Reflections) and “The Google of Digital Collections” (the Digital Public Library of America). We will also explore strategies for “reading images” with greater accuracy and critical thinking skills. These techniques, criteria, and strategies will provide educators with helpful resources for classroom discussion and research projects.

Keywords

ELM, Minnesota Reflections, Digital Public Library of America, Digital Collections, Vetting Quality, Search Tips

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-29-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

7-29-2015 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Jennifer Hootman is a Reference Outreach & Instruction librarian at Minitex. She provides instructional and technical support for the statewide resources, Electronic Library for Minnesota, and participates in the statewide virtual reference service, AskMN.

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Flying Weasels and Snoring Hummingbirds: Techniques to Discover and Critically Read Quality Images

Do hummingbirds really snore? Do weasels form friendships with woodpeckers? Is that dress really blue and black or gold and white? Viral images and videos generate huge amounts of traffic and discussion among community via social media, but do we actually understand what we're viewing? Are we "reading" media accurately? Are we asking ourselves critical questions that will add to our community knowledge base or are we inadvertently spreading misinformation? Join us for a deep dive exploration into effective search techniques to locate quality digital collections using a local Minnesota digital resource (Minnesota Reflections) and “The Google of Digital Collections” (the Digital Public Library of America). We will also explore strategies for “reading images” with greater accuracy and critical thinking skills. These techniques, criteria, and strategies will provide educators with helpful resources for classroom discussion and research projects.