Redefining Information Literacy
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+ Author Affiliations Transliteracy is recent terminology gaining currency in the library world. It is a broad term encompassing and transcending many existing concepts.
Mackey and Jacobson argue that it behooves us as educators to do more: repackaging information literacy as metaliteracy allows us to do just that, as we bring the different theoretical and pedagogical positions together under one umbrella. Whether we are librarians, artists, computer scientists, or writing instructors, we want our students to have a critical eye that can analyze the multitude of images, signs, and messages around them. For some students, metaliteracy may be a way to augment their practice of the tools they already use by encouraging them to evaluate user feedback and dynamic content critically, create contexts for user-generated information, and understand privacy, ethics, and intellectual property issues in a shifting information landscape. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>