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Introduction to Libraries and Transliteracy


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Presented at Computers in Libraries April 2010 in a session with Matt Hamilton and Buffy Hamilton.
Much abbreviated version of the talk I gave in Kansas 4 days ago

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Introduction to Libraries and Transliteracy

  1. 1. Libraries and Transliteracy Bobbi L. Newman [email_address]
  2. 2. Why are we here?
  3. 3. Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media.
  4. 4. Technology
  5. 5. Information
  6. 6. Life
  7. 7. Access
  8. 8. Change
  9. 9. Transliteracy is not a destination
  10. 10. The future is here it is just not evenly distributed – William Gibson
  11. 11. Digital Divide
  12. 12. Transliterate Divide
  13. 13. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn . - Alvin Toffler
  14. 14. We are failing our patrons.
  15. 15. What can we do?
  16. 16. Stop fighting amongst ourselves
  17. 17. It won’t be easy
  18. 18. No excuses
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  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Resources: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libarian by Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian by Day on Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries and Transliteracy blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defining Transliteracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries and Transliteracy Slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age . Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, 2009. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity for All How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries , Seattle Washington: Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LITERACY for the 21st Century An Overview & Orientation Guide To Media Literacy Education , second edition Center for Media Literacy, 2008. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t Touch That Dial!  A history of media technology scares, from the printing press to Facebook. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Six Magic Words </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Bobbi Newman http:// http:// [email_address] This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.