What is Crowdsourcing?
What does this have to do with libraries? Check back for a future posting ….
A Pew Internet and American Life Project study found that: “The percent of U.S. adults with an e-book reader doubled from 6% to 12% between November 2010 and May 2011.” These results point to rapid acceptance of e-readers. For the full report, click here.
Whether you use an e-reader or traditional print books and magazines isn’t important. What matters is that you READ!
Here’s what digital natives* want from their libraries.
*”A digital native is a person for whom digital technologies already existed when they were born, and hence has grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet, mobile phones and MP3s. A digital immigrant is an individual who grew up without digital technology and adopted it later.” Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_native
ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom has issued its annual list of Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books for 2010. The list includes the following titles and the reasons given for challenging the book.
1. And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson
2. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie [Note: BSC’s 2008 Campus Read selection]
3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
4. Crank by Ellen Hopkins
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6. Lush by Natasha Friend
7. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
8. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America by Barbara Ehrenreich [Note: BSC’s 2006 Campus Read selection]
9. Revolutionary Voices edited by Amy Sonnie
10. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
For more information on book challenges and censorship, visit the OIF Banned Books Week Web site at www.ala.org/bbooks.
The world moves at warp speed. Sometimes I wonder if we can keep up with ourselves!