Category Transliteracy

Empowering Library Users to Work with Digital Media

I have been in awe of the Digital Media Lab at Skokie Public Library since I first heard about it. The Skokie Public Library Media Lab is a space (a whole room!) where patrons can use an amazing array of software and hardware to create digital media. This is the kind of space and service […]

Video from Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy from Knight Foundation on Vimeo. In October 2009 the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy released its report.  The report itself is over 100 pages and worth reading.  It is available to download as a pdf or to […]

New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

I am excited to announce the kick-off of a new project, the Libraries and Transliteracies blog!  The blog is a group effort from me, Buffy Hamilton and Tom Ipri.  Due to the amount of interest in transliteracy and the role libraries play, we have created one place to share information and resources.  The blog will contain information, resources and  links to […]

Librarians Play a Vital Role in 21st Century Literacies

We know it, but no one else seems to. Many organizations are looking at the definition of literacy and expanding it to include the knowledge and skills it takes to be an active participant in today’s society. What baffles me as I read through reports and recommendations from so many organizations is the lack of mention of […]

Transliteracy is 3D

Since posting the Libraries and Transliteracy slideshow I’ve been asked many times to define transliteracy. Its a slippery term, people often confuse it with digital literacy or technology literacy. Sometimes I’m not sure I even have a good grasp on the concept. So a colleague and I sat out to hash out the details, here […]

Registration Open for the first Transliteracy Conference, Leicester UK, 9 Feb 2010

The first Transliteracy Conference takes place at Leicester’s new Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre on Tuesday 9 Feb 2010 Find out more and register at The full schedule for the day will be released soon but in the meantime a list of speakers and abstracts can be found at Transliteracy is the ability to read, […]

Reminder Transliteracy Conference 9 Feb 2010 Call for Papers Dec 1st Deadline

Call for Presentations : Transliteracy Conference : Tuesday 9 February, 2010, 9:30 – 17:30 Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre Leicester, UK In association with the Institute of Creative Technologies & the NLab Small Business Network,  De Montfort University Deadline for Abstracts:  1 December, 2009 Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range […]


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