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 … Continue reading Librarians Play a Vital Role in 21st Century Literacies

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 http://www.transliteracy.com The full schedule for the day will be released soon but in the meantime a list of speakers and abstracts can be found at http://nlabnetworks.typepad.com/transliteracy/2010abstracts.html Transliteracy is the ability to read, … Continue reading Registration Open for the first Transliteracy Conference, Leicester UK, 9 Feb 2010

Andy Woodworth’s 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon

Andy has put together a list of 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon Right Now. Perception of information is changing Literacy is changing Libraries are now part of greater information chorus Communication is our friend The underlying philosophies of the library have not changed I like the focus on the positive and … Continue reading Andy Woodworth’s 5 Universal Truths That All Librarians Can Agree Upon

Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia

If you're thinking about transliteracy you almost have to be thinking about the digital divide. What does it mean? Is it real? How will we close the gap? This New York Times piece Will the Digital Divide Close by Itself? From the Google's Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age provides a look at and arguments … Continue reading Commentary On the Digital Divide from the Chief Executives of Netflix & CommonSenseMedia