ACRL has released the archive of media culture guru Henry Jenkins’ Springboard Webcast, in which I jaw briefly and also managed to liveblog earlier this month. Also, you can listen to a podcast interview between Jenkins and David Free, College & Research Libraries News editor.
In my opinion, Jenkins is the academic producing work with the most relevance to librarians, period. Way beyond academic librarians, too – he often focuses on youth cultures, which is reflected in his talk. Not only are his scholarship and various education/research initiatives breaking ground in media culture and emerging literacies, he recognizes and addresses the pivotal position of libraries in the process of educating people to be effective information consumers and media participants. If you haven’t read his white paper on participatory culture and teaching new literacies yet, you definitely should. Like, now.