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Archive for the ‘Transliteracy’ Category

Defining Transliteracy For Librarians

03.08.2010 · Posted in Transliteracy

I have been asked this question many times by librarians so I am way overdue for this post. Most recently I was asked "....are librarians the people best equipped to define and interpret transliteracy (as opposed to say cognitive scientists, anthropologists, or critical theorists)."  This is a modified version of my original answer. No librarians are probably not ...

Empowering Library Users to Work with Digital Media

03.03.2010 · Posted in Libraries, Transliteracy

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

02.23.2010 · Posted in Digital Literacy, Transliteracy, Video

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 read ...

New Project – Libraries and Transliteracy Blog

02.22.2010 · Posted in Digital Literacy, Transliteracy

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 ...