Episode 87
Michael Dezuanni

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Leading Lines producer, Cliff Anderson, talks with Michael Dezuanni, associate professor of communication at Queensland University of Technology in Australia, and associate director of the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland. His research focuses on digital media, literacies, and learning in a variety of contexts, and he’s the author and editor of numerous articles and […]

Episode 82:
Sarah Hartman – Caverly
and Alexandria Chisholm

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This episode features two librarians who have developed digital privacy toolkit they call Digital Shred. Sarah Hartman-Caverly is a reference and instruction librarian and Alexandria Chisholm is an assistant librarian, both at Penn State Berks. They both have a healthy interest in digital privacy, and they developed a series of workshops for students on managing […]

Episode 71:
Megan Mallon

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One of our producers, Melissa Mallon, took advantage of the holiday time to get some work done. Melissa had been wanting to interview her sister, Megan, for a little while, and since they were both home over break visiting their parents, Melissa brought along a microphone to talk with Megan in person. Melissa and Megan […]

Episode 54:
Mike Caulfield

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In this episode, we talk with Mike Caulfield, director of blended and networked learning at Washington State University Vancouver and head of the Digital Polarization Initiative at the American Democracy Project. Mike talks about some of the shortcomings of the way information and web literacy has been traditionally taught, the moves and heuristics he and […]

Episode 50:
Joelle Pitts and Matt Upson

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In this episode, we take a look at the work of the New Literacies Alliance. The NLA is a cross-institutional collaboration among librarians to create open educational resources intended to teach information literacy. They have created online lessons for introducing students to search strategies, scholarly conversations, the role of authority in research, citations, reading scientific […]

Episode 49:
Tia Smith

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In this episode, we speak with Tia Smith, Bellsouth professor of mass communication at Xavier University of Louisiana. She joined Xavier in 2015 as department head of mass communications, and her research focuses on gender, race, sexuality, and media. She has studied South African women freedom fighters and black women hip-hop fans. Tia’s background includes […]

Episode 46:
Julia Feerrar

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In this episode, we hear from Julia Feerrar, head of digital initiatives at the Virginia Tech Libraries. She speaks with producer Melissa Mallon about a framework for digital literacy that she helped develop, a framework that includes a variety of competencies, from discovery and evaluation, to communication and creation, to identity and well-being. Julia and […]

Episode 39:
Natasha Casey and Spencer Brayton

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In this episode, the newest member of the Leading Lines team, Melissa Mallon, brings us an interview about teaching critical media literacy. The interview features Natasha Casey, a communications professor at Blackburn College in Illinois, and Spencer Brayton, library manager at Waubonsee Community College, also in Illinois. While Brayton was at Blackburn College, he and […]