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Webinar: Navigating Screens

This free one-hour webinar will present IMLS-funded research and tools for developing effective services relating to families and digital media.

Webinar: Navigating Screens

Originally presented May 13, 2020

Many library professionals feel overwhelmed by the fast pace of media development and unprepared to advise parents about their children’s digital media use. Navigating Screens provides tools for developing effective services relating to families and digital media. This webinar introduces the Navigating Screens project tutorials which are available for free use on Niche Academy. 

The webinar features overviews of three Navigating Screens tutorials: 

  • Flipping the Script: Changing the Narrative about Children & Media provides an overview of some of the ways U.S. parents view children’s relationships to digital media and offers ideas for helping parents manage and guide children’s media use. 
  • Guiding Family Media Use: Every Family & Community is Different guides learners through the evaluation of three common models of children’s media use and suggests methods for supporting families in culturally-relevant ways. 
  • “Can You Help Me?” A Media Advisory Interview Guide teaches learners about media advocacy in youth information services and guides them to conduct a media advisory interview.

Navigating Screens was made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is a joint research project of the University of Wisconsin, Drexel University, and the University of Oklahoma. 


Click below to view each of the three tutorials


Click below to experience this webinar as a tutorial. When you continue past the introduction to the webinar, you'll be prompted to log in. We require login to view the whole tutorial so we can provide certificates of completion for your records and for professional development credit. No purchase is required and you can create a Niche Academy account if you don't already have one. The certificate will be available for download when you have completed all sections of the tutorial.


Click the links below to download the slides from each section of the presentation:

Flipping the Script.pptx

Guiding Family Media Use.pptx

Can You Help Me.pptx

About the presenters

Denise Agosto is Professor in the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University, where she serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Libraries, Information & Society (CSLIS), and Director of the Library and Information Science Program. Her research and teaching focuses on young people’s information practices, youths’ use of social media, and public library services.
Denise Agosto
June Abbas is Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She is also the Editor in Chief of Library and Information Science Research Journal. She teaches courses in knowledge organization, information retrieval, digital collections, and academic libraries. Her research focuses on young people’s use of technology and the impact of the Internet on their use of the public library, the development of user-centered digital libraries, youth information seeking behaviors, and the organization of information.
june abbas
Rebekah Willett is Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses on young adult literature, multicultural literature for children and young adults, informational divides, and online participatory cultures. She conducts research on children’s media cultures, makerspaces, playground games, amateur camcorder cultures, young people’s online activities, and children’s story writing.
rebekah willett
Nathan T. Wheeler is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction studying Design, Informal Learning and Creativity at University of Wisconsin-Madison's prestigious School of Education. He is researching how and what people learn through the creative production process, especially when groups collaboratively adapt literature “from page to stage” or screen. Other scholarly pursuits include the maker movement in education, innovation, technology, literacy, and qualitative methods. 


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