Transliteracies: Libraries as the Critical Classroom

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Transliteracies: Libraries as the Critical Classroom

  1. 1. Transliteracies: Libraries as the Critical “Classroom” Gretchen Caserotti Head of Children and Teen Services Darien Library @gcaserotti Computers in Libraries, 2011
  2. 2. My public library is all about stories
  3. 3. Sleeping Beauty
  4. 4. Sleeping Beauty
  5. 5. Sleeping Beauty
  6. 6. Sleeping Beauty
  7. 7. Sleeping Beauty
  8. 8. Sleeping Beauty
  9. 9. Multi-media storytellingDisney has been doing it for years
  10. 10. Content vs. ContainerA typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it. --Marshall McLuhan
  11. 11. Stories are changing. Interactive Fiction
  12. 12. Kids arelearning leaders
  13. 13. Flexibility is the key
  14. 14. Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media.
  15. 15. Transliteracy is an Umbrella Print Literacy Information Literacy Visual LiteracySpacial Literacy Cultural Literacy Scientific LiteracyDigital Literacy Media Literacy Digital Literacy
  16. 16. Transliteracy is *Across* not *All*
  17. 17. What can we do? Reach out to *all* Library Staff Reach out to your community
  18. 18. Libraries need to step up our game
  19. 19. Tech Bites(Darien Library)Tech Munchies(Skokie Public Library) Staff led technology training in an informal environment.
  20. 20. Biographies Government Romance Science Fiction African American Computers Encyclopedias Documents Mysteries Reference 000 – 999 004 – 006 030 Rethink Access to our Occult Supernatural Astrology Psychology Collections Christianity Buddhism Judaism Islam 133 133 133.5 150 230 – 289 294.3 296 297 Sexuality Relationships Investments Law Military People with Crime Education & Disabilities Scholarship 306.7 306.8 332 340 355 362.4 364 370 e=mc2Transportation Costume Holidays Folklore Dictionaries Languages Sciences Science Projects 385 – 388 391 394 398 423 400 – 499 500 – 599 507 Volcanoes &
  21. 21. Rethink Access to our Collections Picture Books
  22. 22. Summer Reading Strategies Strategy 1 – Let them read outside the box vs. print eBook
  23. 23. Be technology leaders
  24. 24. Helping patrons one interaction at a time
  25. 25. Be a place to create
  26. 26. not just about information
  27. 27. But also about access
  28. 28. Make your library a place that• encourages conversations• invites participation• provides creative outlets• embraces alternative learning styles• tells stories
  29. 29. Think about what you can do in your library setting
  30. 30. “The concept oftransliteracy calls for a change of perspective away from the battles over print versus digital, and a move instead towards a unifying ecologynot just of media, but of allliteracies relevant to reading, writing, interaction andculture, both past and present. --Sue Thomas
  31. 31. • dcJohn (classroom) Images are Creative• sandyraidy (storyteller)• MorBCN (container) Commons• insidethemagic (Disney Store)• Wayan Vota (toddler with iPad) licensed by Flickr Users:• BrittneyBush (yoga)• notashamed (pen & paper)• Loca Luna (umbrella)• HarlanH (crosswalk)• Flickr User ~diP (Hand)• flickrfanmk2007 (basketball game)• Jeffrey Beall (brown bag)• Gretchichi (KidLitReOrg)• ACPL (ereader fair)• Nicola Corboy (shaking hands sculpture)• Lin Pernille Photography (old books)• The Unquiet Library (mobile phone)• maciejgruszecki.com (2 way sign)• Sidereal (The Thinker)• orb9220 (eReader in the stacks)
  32. 32. Thank you gcaserotti@darienlibrary.org Libraries and Transliteracy - http:// librariesandtransliteracy.com

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