Overview of Libraries and Transliteracy Session at Computers in Libraries #cil2010

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]At the recent Computers in Libraries Conference I had the honor of presenting a session on transliteracy with Buffy Hamilton and Matt Hamilton (no relation).  Part of the goal of this blog is to show transliteracy from a broad perspective. It’s why we have school, university, college, and public librarians writing for it.  This presentation was no different.  I tackled the general introduction to transliteracy with my presentation.

Buffy address the position of school libraries and media specialist.

Matt addressed the role of the IT department.  It’s important that we work with IT to accomplish many of the goals related to providing what our patrons need.

We crammed it all into 45 minutes.  I really wish we each had an hour for our sections. It is so hard to tell from the stage how well a new message is being received but based on the tweets it was well received.  I created a tag cloud from all the conference tweets on that day and based how prominent transliteracy is, I think we were heard.

I’d like to thank everyone who came to the presentation and tweeted or took notes.

Transliteracy as a Blueberry Smoothie

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Brian put together a great video with a “real world” definition and demonstration of transliteracy.

also, yum! 🙂

Writing Visually: YouTube, New Media Literacy, and the College Admissions Race

Please Welcome Our Newest Contributor – Brian Hulsey

[tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]It is with great excitement that I welcome the newest member of our team. Brian will be joining Tom, Buffy and me as we attempt to share information on all literacies with libraries.

Brian currently holds a position in Electronic Resources at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library of Columbus State University in Columbus Georgia. He presents at the state, regional, and national level on a myriad of topics ranging from accessible services to innovative technologies. All the while enthusiastically continuing to explore and learn new technologies in hopes to promote and inspire others with a contagious dedication for clear and inspiring library service.

His professional interest include equal access to information, intellectual freedom, digital and technology based services, 21st century literacies, and making libraries a key component in the ever changing climate of information and communication. Outside of libraryland he is a triathlete, cycling enthusiast, Pilates instructor, and coffee shop frequenter. He writes about these and other interests at http://strangedichotomy.wordpress.com/

Henry Jenkins TEDxNYED Talk: Participation, Literacy, and Civic Engagement

Listen to Henry Jenkins discuss participatory culture, new media literacies, and civic engagement at the March 2010 TEDxNYED event.

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