Necessary Knowledge 2017 Print
Credits: 5
Core Competency: 7G:Instruction

Presenter: Staff

Necessary Knowledge 2017
Manhattan Public Library
November 9, 2017

 9:00 Registration 







Fake News and Alternative Facts: The Importance of Media and Information Literacy


Jared Richards


Cyber Security 101


Janelle Mercer



Linda & Marcy




Noon - 1:00

Lunch in the Lower Atrium



Groesbeck Room

Technology Lab

NCKL Office

1:00 – 2:00


Sunflower Consortium



Verso Catalog Training



iPad Basics


Melendra & LaDonna

2:10 – 3:10



Verso Catalog Training



iPad Intermediate


Melendra & LaDonna

3:15– 3:30

Lightning round




 Jared Richards graduated from Emporia State University with his MLIS in 2016, and he has been an Adult Services librarian at Manhattan Public Library for a year and a half.  Jared is in charge of technology classes, workshops, and drop-ins, where the goal is to not only introduce people to new technology but also make them comfortable using it.

 “The recent focus on fake news and alternative facts has highlighted the importance of media and information literacy.  Knowing when information is needed, where to find it, and how to evaluate it are necessary skills in our modern, information-saturated world, and libraries are perfectly positioned to help develop these skills in our patrons.”

Jared will do a presentation on  
Fake News and Alternative Facts:  The Importance of Media and Information Literacy.

Janelle Mercer
is the Technology Trainer at the Southwest Kansas Library System (SWKLS) in Dodge City, Kansas.  Janelle has been employed by the system since February 2006.  Janelle has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Kansas Wesleyan University and a MS in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University.  Janelle's primary responsibility is to provide technology training for the SWKLS member libraries.  Janelle also provides support for general technology, library websites, library email, social media, and for the electronic resources available through the State Library of Kansas.  Janelle lives with her husband in Wright, Kansas with their Rat Terror (not a typo) Peanut.  In her spare time she likes to bake, hang out with her family, listen to audiobooks, read, try new food, and watch a little bit too much tv.  
Janelle will present Cyber Security 101.

Date & Time: Thursday November 09 (2017) 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Registrations Available: Unlimited
Registration Deadline: 11/09/17

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