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rewriting the story of libraries and learning communities through participatory culture and transliteracy


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buffy j. hamilton digital media, technology, teaching, children, and schools
the hechinger institute on education and the media november 2011

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  • Imperative for breaking down boundaries, embedding library in lives of students
  • Learners need tools and sites of discovery
  • A sampler of literacies
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    • 1. rewriting the story oflibraries and learningcommunities throughparticipatory culture andtransliteracybuffy j. hamiltondigital media, technology, teaching, children, and schoolsthe hechinger institute on education and the medianovember 2011cc image via
    • 2. a participation gap exists
    • 3. “the more that the school organizesliteracy teaching and learning to serve theneeds of the economic system, the more itbetrays its democratic possibilities”deborah brandt
    • 4. vanishingboundaries
    • 5. how do we disrupt what paulo freire terms the “banking” system of education that devalues inquiry?Image used under a CC license from
    • 6. how can educators harness the power of socialmedia and new media literacies to close the gap and grow each student’s cultural capital?
    • 7. we can’t cultivate networked learners without putting pedagogy before toolsCC image via
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    • 9. how to create flexible andfluidCC image via learning spaces?
    • 10. embedding ourselves in the lives andlearning spaces of studentsCC image via
    • 11. participatorylearning and culture constructed “text” of libraries and learningtransliteracy
    • 12. libraries as communal experiences and“commonplace” texts constructed byparticipantsCC image via
    • 13. library is the storyof the humanexperience CC image via
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    • 15. how are we helping students create conversationsabout multiple ways of reading and writing today’sworld?
    • 16. libraries as sites of the experience of self-excavationand discovery through learning CC image via
    • 17. Transliteracy is a “a convergence of literacies”(Lippincott, 2007: 17) as the boundariesbetween medial literacy, digital literacy,technology literacy and information literacybecome blurred when individuals evolve fromconsumers of information to producers ofcontent.Dr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University Source: and
    • 18. “The most fundamental notion oftransliteracy is the ability to adapt.It’s creating a literacy and fluiditybetween mediums that’s not tiedto space or modality.”Ryan Nadelfounder of 8 Leaf Digital Productions and an instructor at the Vancouver Film SchoolSource:
    • 19. students and teachers contribute toconversations for learning through librariesCC image via
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    • 21. Graphic used with permission from Dr. Barbara Stripling
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    • 24. “It’s all about learning…how is this going to fundamentallyenrich a conversation? There isn’t a part of the library that isn’t about learning. Learning is a collaborative conversation.”CC image via Dr. David LankesParticipatory Librarianship and Change Agents:
    • 25. relatively low barriers to artisticexpression and civic engagement
    • 26. strong support for creating and sharing one’screations with others
    • 27. what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices
    • 28. members believe that their contributions matter
    • 29. members feel some degree of social connection with one another
    • 30. participatoryculture is acatalyst CC image via
    • 31. a participatory climate amplifies the possibilities for creating conversations for learning via multiple mediums
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    • 33. connect to people via the sweet spot of attachmentto libraries and learning through experiences andconversationsCC image via
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    • 36. it is notenough tocapture theirminds---youmust capturetheir hearts CC image via
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    • 38. traditional and emerging authoritative sourcesof authority
    • 39. network and attention literacy
    • 40. network and attention literacy
    • 41. curation
    • 42. collaborative learning and knowledgebuilding
    • 43. conversations via active reflection andmetacognition
    • 44. conversations via networked learning withexperts around the world
    • 45. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence face to face
    • 46. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence via virtual mediums
    • 47. portfolios
    • 48. digital research “texts”
    • 49. digital storytelling
    • 50. digital citizenship and ethical use ofinformation
    • 51. mobile computing for learning
    • 52. collection
    • 53. spaces for honoring patron voices,expertise, and opinions
    • 54. physical space
    • 55. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian:
    • 56. shared story of “library”
    • 57. enchantment is the nectarCC image via
    • 58. trustworthiness CC image via
    • 59. likabilityCC image via
    • 60. fantastic product or serviceCC image via
    • 61. “enchantmenttransformssituations andrelationships.”Guy Kawasaki,Enchantment: The Art of ChangingHearts, Minds, and Actions CC image via
    • 62. “No risk, no art. No art, no reward.” Seth GodinCC image via Godin, September 2010
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    • 64. contact informationbuffy.hamilton@gmail.comhttp://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com