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Anne Lehmans

Anne Lehmans (Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux 4/IUFM d’Aquitaine, France) will be contributing to EMMILE programme on Feb. 28th morning with the speech:

“New perspectives in transliteracy and the evolution of the French ‘professeur-documentaliste’ “

Abstract:

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 films, to digital social networks.” (Sue Thomas). The notion has been introduced in France among scholars, particularly those who work in the field of information and library science, and among them, those who are in charge of the future school librarians, “professeurs-documentalistes”. However, in France, transliteracy is taken into an epistemic and conceptual framework more than into a pragmatic reflection on competencies, abilities and skills required to deal with information in the digital era. It means a new perspective on  information culture as a cross-cultural and critical knowledge about  information, media and computer science. This new “trans” perspective is crossing the hyphen between “professeur” (teacher) and “documentaliste” (school librarian). The French “professeur-documentaliste” is an hybridation of an educator and a technician, whose professional identity is built on academic knowledge on information and education science on one hand, documentation and librarian skills on the other. 

This contribution is a presentation and a critical reflexion on the actual curriculum and scientific content of the academic and training courses for “professeurs-documentalistes”. They have to take into account a new social, technological, academic and institutional environment within the digital era, to define new cross-contents of “information” and to evolve toward new educational and professional practices for new needs. Transliteracy perspective may include innovative practices and solutions to educational questions about information today. Examples of experiences, tools and practices are presented.

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Anne Lehmans studied Law and Political Science at Universitè Montesquieu-Bordeaux 4, Bordeaux, France. She examined cultural perceptions between Japan, France and the US for her PhD in Political Science and worked on a post-doc at the University of Charlottesville in Virginia (USA) on medias and transcultural relations. She helds and coordinates courses on information literacy and information science at the IUFM (teacher training courses)-University Montesquieu-Bordeaux 4 since 2002. She is involved into several research and library projects. Her most recent contribution :  Professeur-documentaliste : un tiers métier with Vincent Liquète.

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Maria José Vitorino

Maria José Vitorino, Portuguese School Libraries Network adviser, activist in several associations and institutions, will be contributing to EMMILE programme on Feb. 28th morning with the speech:

” Information Literacy Education : School and Public Libraries Collaboration”

 Abstract:

This presentation aims at telling the real and simple stories of three recent examples of partnership between School and Public Libraries, in Portugal, detailing how Information Literacy Education concerns each one of them, and all, and could help to overpass some traditional gap between institutions and different background professionals. Portuguese School Libraries Network, RBE promotes school and public libraries collaboration since 1996, and publishes IL related contents since its website was created (2000). Many teachers and librarians involved themselves in Information Literacy Education projects, improving their own professional education with cooperation and teamwork , including increasing demand for advanced University courses on literacy, education, and also partnership/cooperation subject, as we can check on several researches, specially those published since 2006, many of them available through E-LIS and, or, OER Portuguese Universities Repository RCAAP. RBE’s coordination and local/regional advisers, school’s teacher librarians and principals, as well as many public libraries leaders, have been realizing information literacy education makes a difference by managing improvement through collaboration. Local networking solutions (redes concelhias), and a diversity of literacy-connected projects involving school and public libraries, are emerging all over the country. At the same time, several Universities are approaching these issues with great interest, both as research units andl as professional’s initial and further education centres.

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Maria José Vitorino is a teacher and also a librarian, and she works as Advisor (Coordenadora Intermunicipal) in Portuguese School Libraries Network, supporting all kind school libraries development, including partnerships between Public and School Libraries. Being one of ENSIL‘s founders, she is member of ENSIL Board. A past member of  the Board of BAD, Portuguese Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists Association (IFLA member), she keeps an active collaboration in BAD’s SL Section. She is involved in teaching literacy education subjects, in University and schools, and through professionals training. Between 2004 and 2008, she coordenated, with Amalia Barrios and Ana Melo, the THEKA Teacher’s Training and School Libraries Developement Gulbenkian Project. Maria José has written and translated numerous articles on libraries, literacy and education: her most recent publications are Portugal : school libraries 2011, in The world of teaching (Municipal Association of School Libraries in Denmark, 2012),  THEKA Formar professores desenvolver bibliotecas escolares, with A. Bárrios e A. Melo Santos (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 2011) and A long walk to significant school libraries for all : Government Policies in Portugal, 1986-2010, in Global Perspectives on School Libraries : Projects and Practices  (De Gruyter Saur, IFLA, 2011). Since 2008, she runs a personal blog on literacy, ALFINete – ALFIN is a spanish term for Information Literacy (Alfabetización Informacional); alfinete, in portuguese, means… pin.

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Barbara Schultz-Jones

 Barbara Schultz-Jones will be contributing to EMMILE programme on Feb. 28th morning with a speech about:

“New Competencies for the Teacher Librarian”

Abstract:

This session will discuss the various standards and resulting competencies that school librarians must master to fulfill the role of teacher librarian. The American Association of School Librarians places information literacy at the core of its programs and standards. They state: “Guiding principles for school library programs must focus on building a flexible learning environment with the goal of producing successful learners skilled in multiple literacies”. A set of guidelines to direct and inspire school librarians provide tools for planning and implementing active information literacy programs. The focus on multiple literacies challenges school librarians to stay at the forefront of educational tools and resources while educators of school librarians are challenged to prepare school librarians for this leadership role in the school learning community. These challenges are presented and discussed, alongside the new competencies and various standards.

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Barbara Schultz-Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Sciences and Director of the School Library Program in the College of Information (COI),University of NorthTexas. She has published and taught in the areas of Information Literacy, Cataloging and Classification, Library Automation, Learning Environments and Social Network Analysis. She is currently serving on the RDA Conference Forums and Programs Task Force for the Cataloging and Classification Section (CCS) under the American Library Association’s Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) division. Barbara is also an active member of the Research and Statistics Committee for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). As the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL) representative on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Section on School Libraries and Resource Centers she became Secretary of the Section in August, 2011.

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