Libraries and Transliteracy + LITA = Interest Group

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All of us at L & T are proud to announce that while at ALA Annual in June an Interest Group was approved, thanks to LITA (The Library and Information Technology Association) specifically for Libraries and Transliteracy!

With that, here is some information over the group, how to join, and how to communicate with us!


The objective of the Transliteracy Interest Group is to explore, develop and promote the role of libraries in all aspects of literacy including, but not limited to, digital, media, social, computer, and 21st century literacies


We’ll be using ALA connect for communication within the interest group. Keep in mind that you do not have to be a member to join ALA connect, it’s open to any and everyone! So, join and start sharing with us and others.

Committee chairs 2010-2011:

With all interest groups, you have people who are set in place to help answer any questions, concerns, or comments that you might have about the group. The people responsible for that function are listed below.

Bobbi Newman
Digital Branch Manager
Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Tom Ipri
Head, Media & Computer Services
Lied Library University of Nevada Las Vegas

3 Responses to “Libraries and Transliteracy + LITA = Interest Group”

  1. Looking Back: Our First Year in Review « Libraries and Transliteracy Says:

    […] worked with ALA and LITA to form an official Interest Group and had our first official meeting at MidWinter, and will have two panels at […]

  2. Tombrarian » New LITA Interest Group Says:

    […] I often joke that I get more accomplished at conferences at the bar after the sessions are over than I do during the conference. Well, here is a rather clear result that began as a conversation over drinks. Encouraged by the fabulous Lisa Carlucci at a bar in Boston, Bobbi Newman and I, with the support of many of our colleagues, submitted a proposal for a Transliteracy Interest Group within the Library & Information Technology Association. We just received official word that the Interest Group has been approved. […]

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