Registration fees: $20 members; $20 myMETRO; $40 non-members
Who should attend:
Public, academic, and special librarians concerned with information literacy and the changing roles libraries will play in a transliterate future
Libraries have focused on literacy, the ability to read, write and interact, for years. Because literacy is a necessary part of being involved in and contributing to society, it is an important service to our patrons and our communities. However, times are changing, and as technologies evolve rapidly, it’s no longer enough to focus on the ability to read and write alone. Libraries need to shift their focus to transliteracy. Come join us and learn how transliteracy is tied to literacy and why it is so important to libraries.
By the end of this program, participants will:
• Understand what transliteracy is
• Know why shifting library focuses from traditional literacies to transliteracy is essential
• Learn clear steps towards building a library that supports transliterate education