What’s New at Libraries and Transliteracy – Authors, Examples and ALA

There have been some exciting things happening over at the Libraries and Transliteracy site!

Transliteracy in Practice – We are looking for examples of libraries working to make staff and patrons transliterate. We want libraries and transliteracy to not only be a resource for theory and news but also a place you can go for real world examples and ideas.

Any programming, instruction, work process, training or whatever you’re doing to make staff or patrons have the tools, skills and information they need to be active success citizens in the 21st century, we want to hear about! We’ve set up a page to show case the stories and a form to collect them.

We’ve added two new authors!

Gretchen Caserotti is the Head of Children and Teen Services at Darien Library (CT) where she is working hard to redefine public library service to kids and families in the 21st century. Her interest in technology, media and usability was developed while completing the MLIS program at Pratt Institute in New York City (2008). She currently serves as a member of the ALSC Children and Technology Committee and is a member of the Media Ecology Association. In 2010 Caserotti was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal.

Anthony Molaro is the Head of Technical Services and Automation for the Messenger Public Library of North Aurora. Anthony is currently a PhD student at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science where he holds an MLIS.  Anthony is also an adjunct instructor and usually teaches cataloging and classification .   He is also aninformation activist, and advocates for the removal of barriers between people and information.  Anthony is one of the co-founders of the Chicago Deskset.

Anthony is currently scheduled to deliver the Keynote Address at the 2010 Arizona Library Association Conference.  He also writes and presents on a variety of topics.  His interests include technology and libraries, eBooks and eReaders, organization of information, digital media, the digital divide, information activism and social justice, and transliteracy.

The Translitearcy Interest Group at Midwinter and Annual – We will be having a discussion meeting at the MidWinter conference. It’s at 1:30 on Monday the 10th. If you’ll be at MW please come by.  Stay tuned for more info about Annual 🙂

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