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Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World

Presented at Internet Librarian, Monterey California, October 25, 2010

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Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World

  1. 1. Bobbi L. Newman [email_address] Libraries in a Transliterate, Technology Fluent World
  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. Dancing about architecture
  6. 6. Information is as vital to the healthy functioning of communities as clean air, safe streets, good schools, and public health. – The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy
  7. 7. Life
  8. 8. … for adults 50 to 64 years old, the use of social networking sites have jumped by 88 percent in the past year, the study found. For those 65 and older, it's doubled. - Pew Internet and American Life Project
  9. 9. Access
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  11. 11. It is no longer enough simply to read and write. Students must also become literate in the understanding of visual images. Our children must learn how to spot a stereotype, isolate a social cliché, and distinguish facts from propaganda, analysis from banter, and important news from coverage. - Ernest, Boyer
  12. 12. Transliteracy is not a destination
  13. 13. The future is here it is just not evenly distributed, – William Gibson
  14. 14. … broadband Internet service in the U.S. is not just slower and more expensive than it is in tech-savvy nations such as South Korea and Japan; the U.S. has fallen behind infrastructure-challenged countries such as Portugal and Italy as well. – Scientific American
  15. 15. Not every member must contribute, but all must believe they are free to contribute and that what they contribute will be appropriately valued. -Henry Jenkins
  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. <ul><li>I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:  </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.  </li></ul><ul><li>Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.  </li></ul><ul><li>Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.  </li></ul><ul><li>-  Douglas Adams                          </li></ul>
  22. 22. Sometimes I forget that my world is not the mainstream (yet) - Eric Nehrlich
  23. 23. Experiment
  24. 24. It’s as easy as ….
  25. 25. No excuses
  26. 26. Commit to it
  27. 27. Libraries and Transliteracy Tom Ipri Brian Hulsey Anthony Molaro Bobbi Newman Gretchen Caserotti