Libraries & Transliteracy & Red Shoes
April 20, 2010 1 Comment
So what exactly do red high heel shoes have to do with transliteracy and libraries? Well other than they were worn by the lovely Bobbi Newman, Digital Branch Manager of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, who presented with a passion about this subject – well nothing I guess. But they got your attention!
Bobbi Newman, Buffy Hamilton and Matt Hamliton hoped they got everyone’s attention regarding this very important subject of being literate across platforms, across media (hey, even Lee Rainie Monday’s keynote speaker talked about it). No longer is the library’s role to make sure people can read but that they can use a computer, digital camera, iPad, mp3 player, cell phone, and much, much more.
More and more people are turning to libraries for help in regards to technology and we as librarians and educators need to be ready for this.
My tweets from this great and important session (unfortunately either the wifi gave up or Twhirl did because when Buffy got up to talk about transliteracy in schools I tried switching to tweeting via my mobile phone – no luck.)
Flickr pics from the session.