Why Transliteracy at #ALA11

Why Transliteracy was the first of two panels at the American Library Association conference in New Orleans. If you were unable to make it here are the slidedecks of the presenters. Remember, of course, that slidedecks are generally intended to stand on their own without the speaker. There is also a link to a write-up listed below.

Bobbi Newman

Gretchen Caserotti

Tom Ipri

Lane Wilkinson

Write Up

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Digital Literacy Portal Launch at ALA Annual #ala11

If you will be at ALA Annual in New Orleans you should attend!

Digital Literacy Portal Launch in the Networking Uncommons Convention Center

Date: Saturday 06/25/2011 Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Sponsored by: NTIA, IMLS, and ALA

WHAT: Roundtable discussion on NTIA’s DigitalLiteracy.gov

WHO: American Library Association Washington Office, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and Institute of Museum and Library Services

WHEN: 12:15 p.m.; Saturday, June 25, 2011

WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Networking Uncommons (Lobby Level 1)

Do you teach digital literacy skills at your library? Whether you teach the basics or hold classes on Web 2.0, there is a new resource for you to use– and a place to add your own content– Digitalliteracy.gov. Hear how Digitalliteracy.gov can help you plan and design your classes. Learn how you can contribute your own resources. See how you can collaborate with peers.

Join Tony Wilhelm (NTIA), Susan Hildreth (IMLS), and Emily Sheketoff (ALA) in a roundtable discussion and interactive session about the portal.

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office will hold a roundtable discussion about DigitalLiteracy.gov at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011, during the ALA’s Annual Conference in New Orleans. DigitalLiteracy.gov is a new online portal that brings together online learning tools, curriculum, job skills training and a host of other resources.

The program will include a question-and-answer session. Media and bloggers are encouraged to participate.

Media and bloggers planning to attend should contact Jenni Terry, press officer to the ALA Washington Office at jterry@alawash.org.

Read more about the Digital Literacy Portal

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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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Transliteracy Interest Group Meeting at ALA MidWinter

If you are a member of ALA and will be at the MidWinter conference in January please add our first official meeting to you calendar. Location to be determined.

We’ll be discussing the goals and purpose of the group. Bring your ideas to share and your questions if you’re new to transliteracy.

Transliteracy Interest Group Monday January 10th 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
First meeting of transliteracy interest group will be a round-table style discussion of the future and goals of the group.

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