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Transliteracy the latest stage of the literacy continuum.


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Workshop presented at the conference Creating Knowledge VI

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  • 1. Trans literacy the latest stage of the literacy continuum Susie Andretta, London Metropolitan University Editor of the Journal of Information Literacy
  • 2. Transliteracy is..
  • 3. Transliteracy the latest stage of the literacy continuum Consumers of information…………………………………….….Producers of information
  • 4. Impact on information Professionals?
    • Ternary information relationship from Provider to Educator
  • 5. Information Literacy + Web 2.0 = Transliteracy
    • TRANS LITERACY communicating across media Everyday Transliteracy..
    • Using literacy in an innovative way
      • Six word stories: “For Sale. Baby Shoes. Never Worn” (Hemingway)
      • What would a six word story about your library look like?
      • Summer reading programme
    • and beyond literacy
      • FlickPoet (eg research life library information digital world)
      • Wallwisher
  • 6. Transliteracy in Bergen..
  • 7. Discussion about transliteracy practices
    • Do you practice Transliteracy in your professional capacity?
    • Can you give an example?
    • How do you evaluate the impact of your transliteracy practices?
  • 8. Discussion about some of the challenges associated with Transliteracy
    • Consider the following problems. Do they all apply to your Transliteracy practice?
      • Technological barriers presented by IT departments and wider organisational culture
      • Apathy of library staff / lack of engagement
      • Lack of time to devote to content creation
      • Feeling that social networking has no relevance to what a library should be doing/ belief that other methods of communication are considered more appropriate.
      • Users/Learners do not engage
    • How would you rank these in terms of difficulties?
  • 9. What would you do in this case?
    • "No messages, images or any other type of information should be posted on any Internet message board or other similar Web based service, social network site or any other web site that would bring the [institution] into disrepute [..]
    or which a reasonable person would consider to be offensive or abusive. The list of prohibited sites and services includes but is not limited to: Facebook, bebo, faceparty, friends reunited etc. "
  • 10. If you were asked to create a mobile phone app for your learners/users what features would it have?
  • 11.
    • Follow up comments
    • [email_address] or [email_address]
  • 12. References
    • Andretta, S. Transliteracy: take a walk on the wild side. World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly "Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage", 23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy. Available at:
    • Thomas, S. et al. Transliteracy: crossing the divides. First Monday, Volume 12 Number 12 - 3 December 2007. Available at:
    • & related links
    • All videos shown in this presentation are available at:
    • Daly Swanson, B.
    • Jennings, S.
    • Stephens, M.