Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Libraries and Transliteracy

Buffy Hamilton, the Unquiet Librarian contributes to the Libraries & Transliteracy blog.
"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". –  www.transliteracy.com
She makes active use of LibGuides pathfinders (150+) and even posts her yearly report on her library homepage. On her blog she posted the top 25 circulating books for the school year. Her website is a good example of the new media ecosystem.
Another contributor is librarian Tom Ipri who writes today about Libraries and the New Media Ecosystem .
He reviews Lee Rainie's presentation which explores 8 ways that the Media Ecosystem has changed and has affected the way people relate to each other and the way they relate to information.

Another writer for the Transliteracy blog is Bobbi L. Newman, librarianbyday on Twitter. Today on her blog she picks up on this topic with a post:  What Do You Think Libraries Will Look Like in 2015?

Newman pulls together several presentations, videos, and web links to examine how libraries will be changing in the next five years.
As we look down the road in decision making we need to pay attention to those who envision the changes we'll all eventually be living with.


Following them on Twitter is part of my professional development plan for the summer months.  Another goal is to really absorb/follow David Warlick's CoLearners Wiki.  It is an amazing resource for thinking about student learning.  Read his post about Long-Tail Libraries. It speaks to how libraries can address learner's needs by "harnessing today's information environment" and "teaching them how to teach themselves".

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