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Participatory Librarianship: Transliterate Conversations for Creating, Contributing, Collaborating, and Connecting


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My portion of the COMO 2010 Keynote Panel

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  • 1. participatory librarianship: transliterate conversations for creating, contributing, collaborating, and connecting
    presented by buffy hamilton, ed.s.como 2010
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  • 2. conversations as context
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  • 4. “Participatory librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation. Be it in practice, policies, programs and/or tools, participatory librarians seek to enrich, capture, store and disseminate the conversations of their communities.”
    Dr. David Lankes
  • 5. “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
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    Participatory Librarianship and Change Agents:
  • 6. sparking and igniting
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  • 7. shared ownership of learning and conversations for learning
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  • 8. knowledge construction and creation
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  • 9. inquiry and learning centered
  • 10. libraries as sites of participatory culture
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  • 12. relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement
  • 13. strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others
  • 14. what is known by the most experienced ispassed along to novices
  • 15. members believe that their contributions matter
  • 16. members feel some degree of social connection with one another (at the least they care what other people think about what they have created)
  • 17. a participatory climate is conducive to a library program acting as a powerful and positive sponsor of transliteracy by creating conversations via multiple mediums
  • 18. 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
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  • 19. “embrace the potentials and challenges of this [participatory] emerging culture not as a replacement for existing print practices but as an expansion of them” ~henryjenkins~
  • 20. as sponsors of transliteracy, libraries can close the participation gap
  • 21. 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
  • 22. knight foundation recommendation 7: fund and support public libraries and other community institutions as centers of digital and media training, especially for adults
  • 23. “we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt
  • 24. how can libraries invite participate and facilitate transliterate conversations for learning?
  • 25. mobile computing for learning
  • 26. gaming
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  • 27. digital equipment
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  • 28. information evaluation and social scholarship via research pathfinders
  • 29. participation in the creation and evaluation of research pathfinders
  • 30. 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
  • 31.
  • 32. transaction of technology, print, art, and storytelling literacy
  • 33.
  • 34.
  • 35. inquiry, engagement, and collective intelligence face to face
  • 36. inquiry, engagement, and collective intelligence via wikis
  • 37. digital footprints
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  • 39. digital citizenship and ethical use of information
  • 40.
  • 41. multigenre elements
  • 42.
  • 43. storytelling and performance
  • 44. network and attention literacy
  • 45.
  • 46. cloud computing
  • 47. tablets and slates
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  • 48. ereaders and ebooks
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  • 49. financial literacy
  • 50. career literacy
  • 51. play literacy
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  • 52. creating conversations with social media and transparency
  • 53. create conversations by sharing ownership and privileging patron voices, expertise, and opinions
  • 54.
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  • 57. participation in library promotion
  • 58.
  • 59. facilitating conversations with physical space
  • 60.
  • 61.
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  • 63. participation in collection development
  • 64. creating conversations for assessment
  • 65.
  • 66.
  • 67. web-based mindmap
  • 68. flickr
  • 69. youtube
  • 70. facebook
  • 71. blog
  • 72. transparency and data
  • 73. transparency and data
  • 74. transparency and data
  • 75. transparency and data
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  • 77. ask “how do I invite and engage participation?”
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  • 78. “No risk, no art. No art, no
    Seth Godin
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    Seth Godin, September 2010
  • 79. the strength and relevance of your library is in the community you and your patrons build
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  • 80. participation and shared ownership will create a library that is THE participatory network in your learning community
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  • 82.
  • 83. today’s presentation
  • 84. 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. <‌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. <‌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. <‌atf/‌cf/‌%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C
    • - -. “Critical Information Studies For a Participatory Culture (Part Two).” Confessions of an Aca Fan. N.p., 10 Apr. 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2010.
    • 85. - -. “Learning in a Participatory Culture: A Conversation About New Media and Education (Part Three).”
    • 86. Confessions of an Aca Fan. N.p., 12 Feb. 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2010.
    <‌2010/‌02/‌learning_in_a_participatory_cu.html>. Lankes, R. David. “Extended Biography.” Virtual Dave. N.p., 11 Jan. 2006. Web. 29 Sept. 2010. <‌rdlankes/‌blog/‌?p=93>.
    - - -. “Participatory Librarianship and Change Agents.” BlipTV. Web. 29 Sept. 2010. <‌file/‌1566813/>.