Transliteracy at ALA Annual 2011

The American Library Association’s Annual Conference in New Orleans is just a couple of months away and transliteracy topics will be well represented.

Two sessions about transliteracy will be held on Saturday, June 26th.

Why Transliteracy?
1:30 – 3:30
Convention Center – Rm 278-282

The skills needed to be an active participant in today’s society are rapidly evolving. Literacy is changing, more is needed than the ability to read and write. This session will explore the theoretical aspects of transliteracy, explaining why it is important and how it is tied to libraries. We will look at transliteracy from the varying perspectives caused by serving different populations including schools, universities and the public.

Bobbi Newman
Librarian by Day

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

Lane Wilkinson
Reference and Instruction Librarian
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Brian Hulsey
Serials/Electronic Resources Coordinator
Simon Schwob Memorial Library, Columbus State University

Gretchen Caserotti
Children and Teen Services
Darien Public Library

Working Toward Transliteracy
4:00 – 5:30
Convention Center – Rm 278-282

Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.  This session looks at the practical aspects of what we can do to help our patrons become transliterate citizens, including real world examples from academic, public and school libraries.

Matt Hamilton
Tech Manager

Lilly Ramin
Instructional Technologies Librarian
University of North Texas

Jamie Hollier
Project Coordinator for Public Computer Center
Colorado State Library

Richard Kong
Information Services Manager
Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Amy Mather
Omaha Public Libarary

An open meeting of the Library and Technology Association’s Transliteracy Interest Group will meet on Monday, June 27th at 1:30. Convention Center – Rm 340. This will be a general discussion about current trends and thoughts about transliteracy. Bobbi Newman will be rotating off as chair and Tom Ipri, the current vice chair will be taking her place, which means the IG is looking for volunteers to be the next vice chair. Chairs and vice chairs must be members of LITA.

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