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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 for my resource page that accompanies this presentation.

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

  1. 1. reading and writing the world: school libraries as sponsors of transliteracy<br />buffy j. hamiltoncomputers in libraries 2010<br />
  2. 2. the idea that literacy is only about print materials is slowly disappearing<br />
  3. 3. helping patrons and stakeholders understand the expanding definition of literacy is a muddy but playful endeavor <br />cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?):<br />
  4. 4. we're on the cusp of profound changes in what counts as a “text” and literacy<br />
  5. 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.<br />Image used under a CC license from<br />
  6. 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<br />
  7. 7. sponsors of literacy are delivery systems for the economies of literacy<br />
  8. 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” <br />
  9. 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<br />
  10. 10. “this means that our democratic institutions (schools and libraries particularly) have to <br /> work hard and thoughtfully to <br />mitigatethese forces.”<br />Deborah Brandt<br />
  11. 11. “we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt<br />
  12. 12. as sponsors of transliteracy, libraries can close the participation gap<br />
  13. 13. how can school libraries function as sponsors of transliteracy?<br />Image used under a CC license from<br />
  14. 14. how do we invite and facilitate conversations about transliteracy with our patrons?<br />
  15. 15. a participatory climate is conducive to a library program acting as a powerful and positive sponsor of transliteracy<br />
  16. 16. participatory librarianship is about inviting and creating spaces for …<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Suttonhoo:<br />
  17. 17. inviting and engaging participation<br />cc licensed flickr photo by domesticat:<br />
  18. 18. sparking conversations<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Laenulfean:<br />
  19. 19. knowledge construction and creation<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Ian Muttoo:<br />
  20. 20. libraries are in the change business<br />
  21. 21. what does transliteracy look like in a school library?<br />
  22. 22. privilege and support multiple containers and pathways to information<br />Image used under a CC license from<br />
  23. 23. ebooks and mobile readers<br />
  24. 24. mobile computing<br />
  25. 25. research pathfinders that reflect the changing nature of social scholarship with tools such as rss, social networks, videos, mashups, and other information feeds<br />
  26. 26. teach students multiple and dynamic ways of connecting with real world experts to help answer their questions<br />
  27. 27. skype<br />
  28. 28. blogging<br />
  29. 29. teach students collaborative tools for creating and sharing knowledge<br />
  30. 30. wikis<br />
  31. 31. web authoring skills<br />
  32. 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<br />Image Attribution:<br />
  33. 33. diigo<br />
  34. 34. diigo<br />
  35. 35. evernote<br />
  36. 36. scaffold alternate ways of representing learning and knowledge <br />
  37. 37. glogster<br />
  38. 38. scanning, posting, and licensing artwork<br />
  39. 39. multigenre elements<br />
  40. 40. presentation zen and digital citizenship<br />
  41. 41. teach students how to harness the power of cloud computing and social media tools to create personal learning environments and information dashboards<br />
  42. 42. student created netvibes portal<br /><br />
  43. 43. student created netvibes portal<br /><br />
  44. 44. student created netvibes portal<br />
  45. 45. student created netvibes portal<br /><br />
  46. 46. re-envision<br />literacy from <br />alternate<br />and <br />multiple<br />perspectives<br />cc licensed photo<br /> by<br />
  47. 47. libraries’ efforts as sponsors of transliteracy can create ripple effects in the lives of our patrons<br />
  48. 48. works cited<br />Brandt, Deborah. “In Their Own Words: Students Provide a Video Tour of Their Netvibes Learning <br /> Portals .” Interview by Buffy Hamilton. The Unquiet Librarian. N.p., 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 8 Apr.<br /> 2010. <‌2010/‌03/‌25/‌sponsors-of-literacy-in- <br /> contemporary-culture-an-e-interview-with-dr-deborah-brandt/>.<br />Hamilton, Buffy. “In Their Own Words: Students Provide a Video Tour of Their Netvibes Learning <br /> Portals .” The Unquiet Librarian. N.p., 26 Mar. 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. <br /> <‌2010/‌03/‌26/‌in-their-own-words-students-provide- <br /> a-video-tour-of-their-netvibes-learning-portals/>.<br />The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. <br /> “Recommendation 6.” The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a <br /> Democracy. Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, 2 Oct. 2009. Web. 8 Apr. <br /> 2010. <‌recommendation6/>.<br />Lankes, R. David. “Introduction.” The Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. <br /> 2010. <‌intro.php>.<br />
  49. 49. suggested readings<br /><ul><li>Knight Foundation Recommendation 6
  50. 50. My E-Interview with Dr. Deborah Brandt
  51. 51. Students Discuss Their Netivbes Learning Portals (features student video interviews on YouTube)
  52. 52. A Student Discusses Interacting with an Expert on His Blog (features student video interview on YouTube)
  53. 53. The Unquiet Librarian Blog
  54. 54. Libraries and Transliteracy Blog
  55. 55. The Unquiet Library's Research Pathfinders at LibGuides
  56. 56. The Media 21 Project (please see this resource page 1 as well as resource page 2 )
  57. 57. Supporting Transliteracy with Evernote: Evernote for Every Literacy
  58. 58. The Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit</li></li></ul><li>contact information<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> (resource page for today’s presentation) <br />