Saturday, March 24, 2012

Register for ARLD Day 2012: Transliteracy: Constructing Knowledge and Networks

NOTE: Students can register for $30! 
ARLD Day 2012
Registration is now open!

Constructing Knowledge and Networks

presented by the Academic and Research Libraries Division, with support from the Public Libraries Division (PLD) of the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) and Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO)

Keynote speaker: Lane Wilkinson, assistant professor and reference and instruction librarian at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Last year, ARLD Day tackled the rise of mobile devices and their effects on libraries. Now we turn to transliteracy—the skills needed to “communicate meaning between media,” as defined by our keynote speaker. From the Beginner’s Guide to Transliteracy on the Libraries and Transliteracy blog comes another definition: “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.”

Wilkinson is part of a unique group of academic, public and school librarians who blog, debate and advocate for this emerging concept and what it means in our libraries. Wilkinson asks: “Is [transliteracy] a bold new concept or the current enfant terrible of librarianship?”

Join us on April 27 at ARLD Day 2012 to engage, connect and learn. We will begin the day with a full breakfast and networking, so please join us at 8:30!

The day will include breakfast, lunch, breakout sessions, lightning round presentations, and door prizes.

Out of state? Unable to get to ARLD Day? You can still participate in part of ARLD Day through our virtual option for the keynote, Q&A, and Innovators Award presentation!

Get complete details and register »

Questions? Contact Kate Peterson at

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
(registration, breakfast, and networking:  8:30–9 a.m.)

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr.
Chaska, MN  55318