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Presented at Computers in Libraries 2010 as part of a group presentation with Bobbi Newman and Matthew Hamilton. Please see the CIL 2010 slidedeck pool for their presentations. Please see......

Presented at Computers in Libraries 2010 as part of a group presentation with Bobbi Newman and Matthew Hamilton. Please see the CIL 2010 slidedeck pool for their presentations. Please see http://bit.ly/8YbOC0 for my resource page that accompanies this presentation.

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  • inviting and providing a space for


  • 1. reading and writing the world: school libraries as sponsors of transliteracy
    buffy j. hamiltoncomputers in libraries 2010
  • 2. the idea that literacy is only about print materials is slowly disappearing
  • 3. helping patrons and stakeholders understand the expanding definition of literacy is a muddy but playful endeavor
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  • 4. we're on the cusp of profound changes in what counts as a “text” and literacy
  • 5. 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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  • 6. a sponsor of literacy includes any agent who enables, supports, teaches, and models, as well as recruits, regulates, suppresses, or withholds literacy—and gains advantage by it in some way
  • 7. sponsors of literacy are delivery systems for the economies of literacy
  • 8.  Brandt views literacy as a “valuable—and volatile property” that can potentially help individuals gain “…power or pleasure, [accrue] information, civil rights, education, spirituality, status, [and] money”
  • 9. 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
  • 10. “this means that our democratic institutions (schools and libraries particularly) have to
    work hard and thoughtfully to
    mitigatethese forces.”
    Deborah Brandt
  • 11. “we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt
  • 12. as sponsors of transliteracy, libraries can close the participation gap
  • 13. how can school libraries function as sponsors of transliteracy?
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  • 14. how do we invite and facilitate conversations about transliteracy with our patrons?
  • 15. a participatory climate is conducive to a library program acting as a powerful and positive sponsor of transliteracy
  • 16. participatory librarianship is about inviting and creating spaces for …
    cc licensed flickr photo by Suttonhoo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suttonhoo22/2512983749/
  • 17. inviting and engaging participation
    cc licensed flickr photo by domesticat: http://flickr.com/photos/domesticat/2538309841/
  • 18. sparking conversations
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  • 19. knowledge construction and creation
    cc licensed flickr photo by Ian Muttoo: http://flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2631466945/
  • 20. libraries are in the change business
  • 21. what does transliteracy look like in a school library?
  • 22. privilege and support multiple containers and pathways to information
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  • 23. ebooks and mobile readers
  • 24. mobile computing
  • 25. research pathfinders that reflect the changing nature of social scholarship with tools such as rss, social networks, videos, mashups, and other information feeds
  • 26. teach students multiple and dynamic ways of connecting with real world experts to help answer their questions
  • 27. skype
  • 28. blogging
  • 29. teach students collaborative tools for creating and sharing knowledge
  • 30. wikis
  • 31. web authoring skills
  • 32. Teach students social bookmarking tools for tagging and organizing favorite web resources as well as a research tool in one’s personal learning network
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  • 33. diigo
  • 34. diigo
  • 35. evernote
  • 36. scaffold alternate ways of representing learning and knowledge
  • 37. glogster
  • 38. scanning, posting, and licensing artwork
  • 39. multigenre elements
  • 40. presentation zen and digital citizenship
  • 41. teach students how to harness the power of cloud computing and social media tools to create personal learning environments and information dashboards
  • 42. student created netvibes portal
  • 43. student created netvibes portal
  • 44. student created netvibes portal
  • 45. student created netvibes portal
  • 46. re-envision
    literacy from
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    by http://www.flickr.com/photos/laprimadonna/3559930813/sizes/m//
  • 47. libraries’ efforts as sponsors of transliteracy can create ripple effects in the lives of our patrons
  • 48. works cited
    Brandt, Deborah. “In Their Own Words: Students Provide a Video Tour of Their Netvibes Learning
    Portals .” Interview by Buffy Hamilton. The Unquiet Librarian. N.p., 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 8 Apr.
    2010. <http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/‌2010/‌03/‌25/‌sponsors-of-literacy-in-
    Hamilton, Buffy. “In Their Own Words: Students Provide a Video Tour of Their Netvibes Learning
    Portals .” The Unquiet Librarian. N.p., 26 Mar. 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2010.
    The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy.
    “Recommendation 6.” The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a
    Democracy. Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, 2 Oct. 2009. Web. 8 Apr.
    2010. <http://www.knightcomm.org/‌recommendation6/>.
    Lankes, R. David. “Introduction.” The Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr.
    2010. <http://ptbed.org/‌intro.php>.
  • 49. suggested readings
    • Knight Foundation Recommendation 6
    • 50. My E-Interview with Dr. Deborah Brandt
    • 51. Students Discuss Their Netivbes Learning Portals (features student video interviews on YouTube)
    • 52. A Student Discusses Interacting with an Expert on His Blog (features student video interview on YouTube)
    • 53. The Unquiet Librarian Blog
    • 54. Libraries and Transliteracy Blog
    • 55. The Unquiet Library's Research Pathfinders at LibGuides
    • 56. The Media 21 Project (please see this resource page 1 as well as resource page 2 )
    • 57. Supporting Transliteracy with Evernote: Evernote for Every Literacy
    • 58. The Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit
  • contact information
    http://bit.ly/8YbOC0 (resource page for today’s presentation)