Renee Hobbs, National Authority on Media Literacy Education to be Trustee Institute Keynote Speaker

Renee Hobbs announced as Keynote Speaker for Trustee Institute May 2nd & 3rd
Digital and Media Literacy in Libraries: What’s Coming Next

Renee HobbsDr. Hobbs is Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island. Professor Hobbs is one of the nation’s leading authorities on media literacy education. Through community and global service and as a leader, researcher, teacher, and advocate, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around the world.

In 2012 she served as a Fellow for The American Library Association Office of Information and Technology Policy and continues to work to increase visibility for digital and media literacy at the national level.

Ms. Hobbs has worked in Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, France and China to help bring media literacy education to students and teachers worldwide. Her current consulting clients include PBS NewsHour and the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum.

Renee Hobbs received an Ed.D in Human Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an M.A. in Communication as well as her B.A. from the University of Michigan.

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