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Dec 3, 2010

Librarians discuss how to keep reading alive in a digital age

Reading is one of the first things we learn in early education and it is a prerequisite to almost every aspect of life.  But the internet and television are keeping many away from the books. Earlier today we caught up with librarians at the Radisson where they were being trained to keep interest in books as part of the learning process.

Joy Ysaguirre, Chief Librarian

“Often we tend to think that because computers are in place, libraries are now outdated, but that is not the case. All it means is that library has migrated to a different level, a different form of service, a different provision in terms of meeting the needs of users. I feel that reading is something that will never be outdated—whether it be in a different format, we will still need to read and there will always be a need for reading.”

Marion Ali

“So the training that is going on or has been going on, what is it about?”

Joy Ysaguirre

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“We are looking, over the past week, at illiteracy, online access to information—how best to search information using new resources, new source of information. It’s extremely relevant to today’s world and so we are trying to bring our library staff into that global environment.”

Several notable librarians and others who have contributed to the library service were honored during the event.

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2 Responses for “Librarians discuss how to keep reading alive in a digital age”

  1. Bookworm says:

    Tough campaign. Seems people are becoming more and more stupid as we advance in the digital age. So many people aren’t reading anymore, as evident by many of the comments on this forum, blogs and social networking sites demonstrating poor spelling, horrific grammar, poor insight and shallow minds.

    The digital age is suffocating room for intellectual growth and at a greater force than television.
    It seems that only a few can perform the balancing act of real life and cyber life.

    When last have you read a book?

  2. JULIE says:

    I STRONGLY THINK THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD LOOK AT LIBRARIES AS ONE OF ITS PRIORITY ESPECIALLY EDUCATIONAL WISE… I NOTICE THE NLSIS/OTHER LIBRARIES IS DOING A WONDERFUL JOB BEFORE, U WOULD SELDOM HEAR ABOUT LIBRARIES GOOD JOB MRS. YSAGUIRRE . we should applaud all librarians because our home works,projects wouldn’t get done .

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