PDA Event: TikTok on the Clock: Teaching Digital Media Literacy Skills on TikTok

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

TikTok is a popular social media app that allows users to create and share short, bite-size videos. While teenagers and young adults have made up the vanguard user group of this platform since its start in 2017, millennials and older generations have increasingly joined the app in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially known for its viral dance crazes and lip syncing challenges, TikTok has grown to become a rich community space for knowledge and skill sharing.

TikTok is a ready medium for librarians to create virtual content and reach younger generations where they are at. This presentation will share how one academic librarian uses TikTok to fight misinformation by teaching digital media literacy skills. The presenter will also provide a short tour of the app, share how to create your first video, and showcase how other librarians have creatively used this app to engage their communities.

Natalie Ornat is the Humanities Librarian and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Natalie holds an MSLS from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She served as a 2019 American Library Association Emerging Leader and a 2012 Teach For America corps member.

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