Back-to-school sessions, digital citizenship, sign-ups, and the celebration of banned books dominated the headlines in the library scene for September. Libraries have been popping up in news searches across the Internet for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the stories you might have missed during the start of autumn:
Google is everywhere - from TV ads to news broadcasts to mobile phones. As popular as it is - is it the most reliable resource for student research? Many academic thought leaders say no. While Google has undoubtedly shaped the way we operate in an online environment, many leading experts agree that it might not be the catch-all domain when it comes to complete and thorough data collecting.
It's clear that the library has been a valuable institution for academic purposes as long as pen has been put to paper. However, the library and its role in academic research is no doubt going through a clear transformation in the 21st century.
Libraries have long been endless sources of information for students - for centuries this involved row after row of books. However, the face of libraries is changing as content is moving toward a digital platform and Internet access is becoming more of a human necessity than a privilege.
While this presents innovative and creative ways for libraries to remain relevant to students and researchers, it also carries its fair share of challenges. Here are the top 10 obstacles being faced by academic libraries today:
A recent study released by Bankrate.com shows that 63% of millennials (ages 18-29) don’t own a credit card, compared to 35% of adults over 30. Prepaid checking cards and debit cards seem to be the preferred method of payment among young adults, with chances of them deciding on a credit card in the future relatively low.
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