Here are links to online resource articles by Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP (or others that are relevant) that make up most of the handout for my workshop for the Catholic Library Association, April 16, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County.
I was asked to give this presentation because of my media literacy response to the upcoming release of The Golden Compass in 2007 and the subsequent media literacy guide to the film.
Workshop title and description:
Looking at Dark Materials through the Light
Leaders in the faith community are frequently challenged to critique and judge all kinds of media because we live in a mediated world. We are asked to make informed, pastoral judgments about media that the faithful then challenge. What’s a librarian or teacher to do when the only constant thing about any media is that they are inconsistent — or are perceived to be? This presentation will consider guidelines and criteria for navigating the media products of our culture in ways that are consistent with principles of Catholic education and pastoral practice.
A handout will be provided and clips will be integrated into the seminar.
Sponsored by: High School/ Young Adult Library Services Section
Links to articles
Letters to the Editor (in response to the Nov. 3o, 2007 article in The Tidings above):
Two Ways of Reading – and Interpreting – the Same Article: