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participatory librarianship: transliterate conversations for creating, contributing, collaborating, and connecting presented by buffy hamilton, ed.s.creekview high school/the unquiet libraryfebruary 16, 2011 Image used under a CC license http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/101363593/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
“It’s all about learning… how is this going to fundamentally enrich a conversation? There isn’t a part of the library that isn’t about learning. Learning is a collaborative conversation.” Dr. David Lankes CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcwathieu/2980385784/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/ Participatory Librarianship and Change Agents: http://blip.tv/file/1566813
“No amount of ... promotion is going to make you relevant. Your vision for how the library can contribute...makes you relevant.” ~Paul Gandel~ CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/circulating/2154098422/in/faves-10557450@N04/
sparking and igniting conversations cc licensed flickr photo by jurvetson: http://flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/2643699255/
shared ownership of learning and conversations for learning CC image viahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/1690071759/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
knowledge construction and creation cc licensed flickr photo by Ian Muttoo: http://flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2631466945/
relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement
strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others
what is known by the most experienced ispassed along to novices
members believe that their contributions matter
members feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created)
a participatory climate is conducive to a library program acting as a powerful and positive sponsor of transliteracy by creating conversations for learning via multiple mediums
transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/somegeekintn/3368983089/sizes/l/
transliteracy is the umbrella for how people are using multiple literacies--traditional (text, art, music) and emerging (digital, new media, privacy, financial)--to access and share information as well as create new meaning CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/roome/515419918/sizes/l/
“embrace the potentials and challenges of this [participatory] emerging culture not as a replacement for existing print practices but as an expansion of them” ~henry jenkins~
as sponsors of transliteracy, libraries can close the participation gap
knight foundation recommendation 6: integrate digital and media literacy as critical elements for education at all levels through collaboration among federal, state, and local education officials
“we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt
how can libraries invite participate and facilitate transliterate conversations for learning?
gaming Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanjoselibrary/3663348736/sizes/l/
digital equipment Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/3521970447/sizes/l/
information evaluation and social scholarship via research pathfinders
1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success. 1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding. conversations via active reflection and metacognition
create conversations for your own professional growth plugging into the wisdom of the crowd and growing your personal learning network: you have to be a learner to be a teacher Image used under a CC license http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/101363593/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/3360687295/
“No risk, no art. No art, no reward.” Seth Godin CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/pure9/2606460947/sizes/o/ Seth Godin, September 2010 http://bit.ly/9Vkh1K
ask “how do I invite and engage participation?” CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibban/230126679/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
the strength and relevance of your library is in the community you and your patrons build CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/acaben/1307746462/sizes/l/
participation and shared ownership will create a library that is THE participatory network in your learning community CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/willemvelthoven/2620761140/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/willemvelthoven/2620761140/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
Works Cited Godin, Seth. “The Problem with Putting It All on the Line.” Seth Godin’s Blog. N.p., 26 Sept. 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. <http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/09/the-problem-with-putting-it-all-on- the-line.html>. The Information Institute of Syracuse and ALA OITP. “Introduction.” The Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2010. <http://ptbed.org/intro.php>. Jenkins, Henry. Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21 st Century. Chicago: MacArthur Foundation, 2006. Digital Media and Learning: MacArthur Foundation. Web. 14 Oct. 2010. <http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF>.
- -. “Critical Information Studies For a Participatory Culture (Part Two).” Confessions of an Aca Fan. N.p., 10 Apr. 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2010.
- -. “Learning in a Participatory Culture: A Conversation About New Media and Education (Part Three).”
Confessions of an Aca Fan. N.p., 12 Feb. 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2010.