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The persistent myth of the digital native

Digital native ≠ digitally competent. Librarians who work with college students in the classroom and at the reference desk are likely to understand this. Unfortunately, the assumption that today’s students naturally take to technology still persists in higher ed. Today’s traditional-age students are digital natives. Google and Wi-Fi have been available for as long as […]

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The fragility of digital information

Up late fixing broken links on the library’s website to now defunct government pages and resources. This is depressing.

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The internet isn’t what we hoped it would be

Currently, I’m reading two articles by journalist and blogger Quinn Norton. The first discusses the convergence of encryption, journalism ethics, and digital literacy in light of recent hacks and data dumps. Of particular interest to librarians and teachers, Quinn urges that: “Kids should be learning about networks from a young age, and the basics of how computers […]