On 11/15 Worlds Collide: Libraries and Trans-#Literacies

We are excited to announce that Shawn Hinger (@cmslibrarylady) will be hosting the Nov. 15th #literacies chat. We’ll discuss:
  • What do you think is important about #literacies in the library? 
  • What are your thoughts on transliteracy and the library? 
  • Why is the library program important to fostering literacies?

To see the full blog post and introduction to the topic click here.  See you on the 15th at 7pmEST

From Shawn Hinger:

Just last month I attended the AASL Fall Forum which was focused on Transliteracy and how school libraries and school librarians can help create environments and collaborative opportunities for their students in transliteracy. With a keynote presentation by Henry Jenkins on library as a place for participatory culture for “a generation with a mouse in one hand and a book in the other” I found that I left the conference with my head buzzing. He shared with us YOUMedia Chicago which I have been trying for a few years to recreate in my own school library. He talked about the 4 C’s: create, collaborate, circulate, connect, and I could feel how the resources and space I provide in my library should facilitate these four concepts. And most of all I left the conference buzzing about Transliteracy–defined by Thomas, Joseph, Laccetti, Mason, Mills and Perril (2007) as “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.” How could I do more to connect my previous knowledge in literacies with these new concepts and infuse the school library program with all of this? 

Thomas, S., Joseph, C., Laccetti, J., Mason, B., Mills, S. and Perril, S. (2007). Transliteracy: Crossing divides. First Monday, 12(12). Retrieved July 13, 2010, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2060/1908

Find the Chat Archive here…and continue the conversation below!


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