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What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century?

MPLA Prof. Forum, Oct.17-19, 2012. Abby Moore & Danielle Loftus
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Danielle De Jager-Loftus

on 30 June 2016

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Transcript of What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century?

transliteracy!
Ability to read, write, & interact across a range of platforms, tools, & media......
(Jaeger, 2011)

People will need to be transliterate in order to be involved in and contribute to society.
“what is the role of the library today?”

Are academic librarians just
handmaidens to annotated bibliographies
or are we
teachers
in our own rights?
Challenges
TRANSLITERACY





MEDIA LITERACY dIGITAL lITERACY tECHNOLOGY LITERACY
TECHNOLOGIES OF COOPERATION

"WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING TODAY IS THUS THE ACCELERATION OF A TREND THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. WHEN TECHNOLOGIES LIKE ALPHABETS AND INTERNETS AMPLIFY THE RIGHT COGNITIVE OR SOCIAL CAPABILITIES, OLD TRENDS TAKE NEW TWISTS AND PEOPLE BUILD THINGS THAT NEVER COULD BE BUILT BEFORE"-
INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE
TRANSLITERACY AND LIBRARIES
Libraries meet the challenges of Transliteracy by crossing the divide between printed, digital, and virtual worlds to address the constantly changing needs of the learners they support.
opportunities!
A case study
For more information on Libraries and Transliteracy visit
http://librariesandtransliteracy.wordpress.com/
definition:
What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century?
If we only focus on 20th Century literacy, Are We failing our patrons?
Discussion and further study
adopt programming & teaching strategies that promote skill transfer across media.

talk with your coworkers and colleagues about it.

talk with your patrons about it.
Abby Moore & Danielle Loftus
Reach patrons where they are
on social media platforms

• Students are digital natives

“transliteracy is an unthinking part of their every-day lives” (Couri, 2011).
Explore the participatory nature of social media

Concentrate on breaking down barriers between academia and wider community
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