The Role Of Libraries In A Transliterate World

Speaker Bobbi Newman & Brian Hulsey
Bobbi Newman is dedicated to helping libraries find their place in the digital age. She is passionate about 21st century literacies and the role of all libraries in equal access and opportunity for all, and she shares her passion by consulting and speaking at local, national, and international conferences. Brian ...


Bobbi Newman is dedicated to helping libraries find their place in the digital age. She is passionate about 21st century literacies and the role of all libraries in equal access and opportunity for all, and she shares her passion by consulting and speaking at local, national, and international conferences.



Brian Hulsey currently holds a position in Electronic Resources at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library of Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia. He also presents at the state, regional, and national level on a myriad of topics ranging from accessible services to innovative technologies.

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Location: Online
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

Description:
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

When?

Mon, Nov. 15, 2010
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

Online