Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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Magazine article Computers in Libraries

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'[0]ne of the biggest lies about American culture (propagated even by college students) is that Americans don't read. The truth is that most of us read continuously in a perpetual stream of incestuous words, but instead of reading novels, book reviews, or newspapers ... we now read text messages [and] social media.'

-'How the Internet Changed the Way We Read,' Jackson Bliss, The Daily Dot, Jan. 1,2016

Princeton Public Library announced that Brett Bonfield is its new executive director. Most recently, he was the director of the Collingswood Public Library for 7 years. Prior to that, he served at the University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph's University, and Temple University. He co-chairs the Library Pipeline.

Washoe County Library board appointed Jeff Scott as its library director. Scott has more than 12 years of experience. Previously, he was director of the Berkeley Public Library, and prior to that, he served as the county librarian for the Tulare County Library. Scott has presented on many topics for state, regional, and national library associations. He also served on the board of directors of the California Library Association.

The Public Library Association (PLA) selected Erin Hollingsworth and Katrina Ortega as its representatives for the 2016 American Library Association's (ALA) Emerging Leaders program. They each received $1,000 to attend the ALA's 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and its 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. This program helps newer library workers participate in problem-solving workgroups, network with peers, gain insight into ALA's structure, and serve in a leadership capacity.

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) named Patricia Valdovinos as the 2016 Spectrum Scholar. As an intern with RUSA, she will work for a year and a half with its VP/presidentelect. Valdovinos also received $3,000 for travel expenses to the American Library Association's (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and its Annual Conference. …

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