How Transmedia Storytelling Can Transform Literacy and Learning

This presentation will introduce you to an exciting new literary form called transmedia storytelling that can serve as a powerful tool for developing 21st century literacy skills. Using an exemplary of that form, Inanimate Alice, you’ll learn how transmedia storytelling can be used in libraries and classrooms to inspire learners of all ages to read, create and imagine in the digital world.

The webinar will address the following questions:

  • What is transmedia storytelling?
  • How does transmedia storytelling facilitate literacy and learning?
  • How can transmedia storytelling be used in libraries and classrooms?
  • How does transmedia storytelling align to learning standards (e.g. AASL, Common Core, NETS)

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the elements of transmedia storytelling.
  • Learn to recognize examples of transmedia storytelling.
  • Develop an understanding of how transmedia storytelling facilitates literacy skills.
  • Become aware of resources, tools and activities for integrating transmedia storytelling into digital literacy initiatives.

Who Should Attend

  • School librarians
  • Public librarians
  • Academic librarians
  • Those involved in school-public library partnerships
  • Those involved in state initiatives for digital literacy


Amanda Hovious has worked extensively in public and academic libraries, and is currently working independently as she transitions toward establishing herself as a consultant for the “pedagogy of multiliteracies.” She holds an MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is completing her Masters in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of North Dakota. Recently, Amanda became a member of the Inanimate Alice team, and has written several pieces about the transmedia storytelling project (available here).

Date(s) & Time(s)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Central Time


Number of seats: 100 max

Registration fees:

$40 for ASCLA members

$50 for ALA members

$65 for non-ALA members

$35 for ALA student members and retired members

Group Rates

$99 single login

$38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)

Technical Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Adobe Connect. Please ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for this webinar will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.

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You will receive access instructions from Andrea no later than 24 hours before the webinar is to be held.

How to Register


Questions about your registration should be directed to Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, ASCLA Web Manager, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!