Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

With the help of state and local governmental courtship, tax incentives, and rapt media coverage, the state of Georgia has become one of the top states for film and television production. Libraries of all stripes may be called to support the region’s booming interest in mass media production through collection development, instruction and reference. Academic libraries support the study of fields relevant to the industry (i.e. film, television, arts and other design-related areas) and help prepare students for careers in the media. Several institutions in the Southeast are responding to the “Hollywood effect” by growing their academic programs to address the needs of a growing audience – the entertainment-industry hopeful.

This presentation will discuss: understanding the unique needs of the mass media industry with a focus on legal and educational resources; emerging industry trends and different types of mass media resources available; and strategies to accommodate different needs and help students access information responsibly and effectively. The presenter will use the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals to explain how libraries should focus their attempts to support the entertainment industry and teach information literacy.

Attendees will brainstorm legal, professional, and academic authoritative resources and agencies to use as resources and receive a list of references and potential resources for future use. Attendees will understand how to: teach library users to plan their research, find materials and evaluate them for accuracy and fairness, draft and create their own artistic projects using what they’ve found and apply ethical and legal standards to evaluate their work. The presenter will also explain how she serves the needs of undergraduate mass media arts students in an urban environment in the heart of Atlanta, “the Hollywood of the South”.

Presentation Description

With the help of state and local governmental courtship, tax incentives, and rapt media coverage, the state of Georgia has become one of the top states for film and television production. Academic libraries already support the study of fields relevant to the industry (i.e. film, television, arts and other design-related areas) through collection development, instruction, and reference help. This presentation will discuss three areas of consideration for librarians who find themselves in the position of supporting entertainment-industry hopefuls and allow attendees to discuss trends and issues. The presenter will emphasize the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals and will provide resources for future use.

Keywords

media, mass media, regional, film, television, emerging trends

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
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SOUTHERN HOLLYWOOD: Teaching Information Literacy to Future Communicators & Supporting a Growing Regional Industry

Room 217

With the help of state and local governmental courtship, tax incentives, and rapt media coverage, the state of Georgia has become one of the top states for film and television production. Libraries of all stripes may be called to support the region’s booming interest in mass media production through collection development, instruction and reference. Academic libraries support the study of fields relevant to the industry (i.e. film, television, arts and other design-related areas) and help prepare students for careers in the media. Several institutions in the Southeast are responding to the “Hollywood effect” by growing their academic programs to address the needs of a growing audience – the entertainment-industry hopeful.

This presentation will discuss: understanding the unique needs of the mass media industry with a focus on legal and educational resources; emerging industry trends and different types of mass media resources available; and strategies to accommodate different needs and help students access information responsibly and effectively. The presenter will use the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for Journalism Students and Professionals to explain how libraries should focus their attempts to support the entertainment industry and teach information literacy.

Attendees will brainstorm legal, professional, and academic authoritative resources and agencies to use as resources and receive a list of references and potential resources for future use. Attendees will understand how to: teach library users to plan their research, find materials and evaluate them for accuracy and fairness, draft and create their own artistic projects using what they’ve found and apply ethical and legal standards to evaluate their work. The presenter will also explain how she serves the needs of undergraduate mass media arts students in an urban environment in the heart of Atlanta, “the Hollywood of the South”.