Friday, February 12, 2021

Call for proposals: Book on Transliteracy in Libraries

There is a call for chapter proposals for a book, provisionally entitled Planning and Implementing Transliteracy in Libraries for Lifelong Learning, to be published as part of the IFLA Publications Series by De Gruyter Saur. The editors are Prudence W. Dalrymple, Alessia Zanin-Yost, and Heather Todd. Deadline for submission of proposals is March 31, 2021, and draft chapters due July 12, 2021. 

"Transliteracy is 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. (Thomas et al. 2007).... The proposed book will highlight case studies and collaborative endeavours with peers, other professionals, and communities focusing on transliteracy. The chapters will be diverse in terms of content, geography, experiences, and practices; however, the primary focus will be on how transliteracy was planned and integrated and how it supports the concept of lifelong learning for the population or community the library serves... Topics may include but are not limited to: Teaching and learning to enhance lifelong competencies; Developing experiences that engage people to become informed consumers and producers of information; Offering equitable opportunity and access to information through various media; Practising transliteracy by teaching students how to find, evaluate, use, and create information in various formats; Programmes provided in-person and virtually; Use of technology, makerspaces, or laboratories to enhance transliteracy; Collaborative projects or programmes on the diffusion, implementation, and creation of material or tools relevant to transliteracy" 

Submit an abstract no longer than 200 words, double spaced, written in UK English. Include the title of the proposed submission, name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation and contact information with mailing address and email address, as well as a short biography of the main author. Final chapters should be 7,000-10,000 word long. Send proposals to Alessia Zanin-Yost,
Photo by Sheila Webber: snowed daffodils, February 2021

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