I just joined the bandwagon last week and the mass of folks who type, read, talk, and surf the ’net on a smartphone. After months of wondering whether I should or not, I finally took the plunge and purchased an iPhone, using my birthday as my “excuse” for doing so.
William Joyce, author and illustrator of children’s books, including George Shrinks,Dinosaur Bob, and The Man in the Moon, and recipient of three Emmy awards for animated series based on his books, spoke as part of the Auditorium Speaker Series Saturday about the power of stories.
Five presenters discussed the ways in which each implements transliteracy in their libraries. Transliteracy is often defined as 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.
Sarah Sogigian, advisor, youth services, Massachusetts Library System, and convenor of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)’s Pop Culture in Libraries Discussion Group, presided over an open session Friday that allowed a large gathering of instructors, librarians, and students to attend.