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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Science, Politics, Mistrust, and Misinformation Panel

Atkins Library's Digital Media Literacy Group will host a panel discussion focusing on the COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, April 21 from 1- 2:30 p.m. Speakers from UNC Charlotte and the wider Charlotte area will address topics ranging from scientific information to political influences to medical mistrust to misinformation and disinformation. The panel discussion will be moderated by WBTV news anchor, Molly Grantham. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions following the facilitated discussion.

Digital Media Literacy Instruction

One of the most important issues facing us is our ability to critically analyze and share online information. Recognizing the need for education and awareness about misleading and manipulated information, a team of librarians at Atkins Library created the Digital Media Literacy working group. The goals of the group are to teach students strategies for effectively evaluating online content, to empower faculty to incorporate core digital media literacy concepts into their instruction, and to build a network of campus partners to create outreach opportunities.

Offsite Storage Move Update

As we shared in August, to provide adequate social distancing and additional space for study and research, UNC Charlotte will be moving most of the periodicals collection and 70% of the print collection currently in Atkins Library to an offsite storage facility located 15 minutes from campus in Concord. The move begins on Monday, November 30th, 2020, and will continue through to the beginning of the 2021 Spring Semester. During the move, there will be some temporary noise, closure of study spaces, and disruption of collection access: