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Reading and Writing the World: School Libraries as Sponsors of Transliteracy

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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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    • 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
      cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?): http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/4068790874/
    • 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
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    • 18. sparking conversations
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    • 19. knowledge construction and creation
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    • 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
      http://www.netvibes.com/samonte94#General
    • 43. student created netvibes portal
      http://www.netvibes.com/alex7586#Home
    • 44. student created netvibes portal
    • 45. student created netvibes portal
      http://www.netvibes.com/euralayus#Home_Page
    • 46. re-envision
      literacy from
      alternate
      and
      multiple
      perspectives
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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-
      contemporary-culture-an-e-interview-with-dr-deborah-brandt/>.
      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.
      <http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/‌2010/‌03/‌26/‌in-their-own-words-students-provide-
      a-video-tour-of-their-netvibes-learning-portals/>.
      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
      buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
      http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
      http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com
      https://sites.google.com/site/theunquietlibrary/
      http://bit.ly/8YbOC0 (resource page for today’s presentation)

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