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Friday, April 20 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Changed but Still Critical: Brick and Mortar School Libraries in the Digital Age

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Today’s reality is that readers and information seekers are having increasingly less need to visit a physical library to meet their basic information needs. Digital information sources, readily accessed from classroom, home or mobile computing devices, are the choice of many learners and teachers. The “Net Generation” student increasingly prefers the visual and the virtual rather than the printed text. Why, many educators are asking, does a school need a physical library when seemingly all resources can be obtained using an inexpensive netbook and a wireless network connection? How can these large physical spaces in our schools be re-purposed for greater educational impact? 


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Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
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