Visual media play an increasingly prominent role in daily life, perhaps for none more so than the millennial generation. Media literacy, the ability to critically analyze and evaluate information across a variety of media contexts, is a valuable lifelong skill and one that librarians have the opportunity to cultivate among students. Critical thinking abilities that are fostered through information literacy instruction can be widely applied to a variety of real life situations, and by intentionally introducing visual media into instruction, media literacy can be explicitly addressed.
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