Transformational Literacy: Preparing Users for Life’s Transitions
Event: OCLC Symposium at ALA Midwinter
Date: Jan 27, 2011
Introduction by Michael Stephens.
Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University.
Keynote Address, Dr. Mimi Ito, Professor in Residence, UC Irvine, and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning.
Mimi Ito is an international expert on how people use mobile technologies and how digital media in their everyday lives. A cultural anthropologist of technology use, she also is a leading authority on how social network technologies are shaping society. Dr. Ito has been named the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning. Created in 2009 from an endowment fund originally established by the MacArthur Foundation at the University of California, Berkeley, the digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media and changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life. Dr. Ito also co-led the Digital Youth Project, a landmark study of the ways youth use new media (funded by the MacArthur Foundation), and is coauthor of the book based on the study, “Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media.”