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Libraries and Transliteracy KLA


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presented at the Kansas Library Association Conference, Wichita KS, April 8th 2010.
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Libraries and Transliteracy KLA

  1. 1. Libraries and Transliteracy Bobbi L. Newman [email_address] Kansas Library Association
  2. 2. Why are we here?
  3. 3. Dancing about architecture
  4. 4. Technology
  5. 5. Information
  6. 6. Access
  7. 7. Life
  8. 8. Privacy
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media.
  11. 11. More than technology
  12. 12. Transliteracy is not a destination
  13. 13. The future is here it is just not evenly distributed – William Gibson
  14. 14. Digital Divide
  15. 15. Transliterate Divide
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. If not libraries, then who?
  18. 18. We are failing our patrons.
  19. 19. What can we do?
  20. 20. Stop fighting amongst ourselves
  21. 21. Get educated
  22. 22. Explore
  23. 23. Experiment
  24. 24. It won’t be easy
  25. 25. No excuses
  26. 26. Expectations
  27. 27. Commit
  28. 28. Images are Creative Commons licensed from Flickr <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  29. 29. <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>
  30. 30. 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.