The only compelling argument I can find to use this term is by Lane Wilkinson, and it seems to be centered on the fact that we are stuck in an academic / public / rest of the world divide. I don’t think something new is the answer, I think incorporating critical literacy can help us with this struggle. I believe this term in redundant and is part of the desire to find something new. What we really need to focus on is enacting our umbrella in and outside of the library world. Call me a negative nancy but I’m with David Roth and Meredith Farkas when it comes to new terminology: “You could do the same thing with “media literacy,” or “financial literacy.” Sure, they’re specialized subsets, but it’s all information literacy. Are terms like electracy really useful in any way? I don’t think so” (Roth, emphasis removed).
What are your thoughts on the term transliteracy? Do you think it sounds like critical information literacy too?