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I’m not going to lie: this story rang a bell with me on a personal level. It’s not easy to get by in this world and to do so you have to prioritize where you are spending your money. Internet vs. Food: which would you choose? In the past, I’ve often found myself haunting public WiFi hot spots when libraries were closed: mall food courts, Panera Bread, hotel lobbies and, yes, McDonald’s got it too. It was inconvenient, the hours of operation limited greatly my productivity, and annoying, people distracted me unknowingly, but I’m an adult, I understood the choices I was making for myself. For children it’s a different story. Angela Parsons, Cataloging & Serials Library Assistant at Shepard Broad Law Library & Technology Center at Nova Southeastern University responds to our post
As students increasingly learn with and about digital tools, can we expect them to transition from consumers to creators? Evidence from wide-ranging sources suggests they already are. Amy Wickner, Makerspaces and Library Labs Encourage Student Creativity
The project aims to help libraries develop applications and services that will meet the needs of the public, particularly underserved populations. Case studies will examine efforts to leverage ultra-high-speed Internet service to deliver socially inclusive library experiences that meet critical human development needs. The forums will give library leaders an opportunity to shape the next generation of the Internet. OITP collaborates on new “Inclusive Gigabit Libraries” initiative
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