Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Information Saturation

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Information Saturation

Article excerpt

Let me confess: Sometimes I get really tired of learning. I know, I know; I shouldn't think that way--let alone admit it to a tech-hungry audience. But after 40-some years of constantly soaking up information, my spongy brain just feels saturated. I long to be able to stop absorbing, to wring it out, then let it rest, then start absorbing new data with the spaces I've dried out. Alas, that idea wouldn't really work well, literally or even figuratively.

In your careers, you also need to constantly absorb new information. Knowing how difficult that can be, I'm tackling the theme Librarians Learning and Relearning to show you how colleagues are facing the challenge.

Since people in schools have to stay ahead of the learning curve in order to teach others, I was delighted to get an article about instructing those instructors. It explains how K-12 library media specialists are learning about Web 2.0 tools so they can use them to dress up their lessons and to facilitate communication.

The second feature details a dual process that's been going on in North Carolina. …

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