Alison J. Harris

Librarian

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WiFi Hotspots for Checkout?

NYPL and Chicago Public Library just recently started a Wi-Fi hotspot checkout service for customers. An article from Library Journal gives a lot more detail about the program and it’s impact on the community. So many people mistakenly think that with the plethora of electronics available most people are regularly connected in some way to the online community. In actuality,….

June 28, 2014 , Comment

Digital Literacy in Public Libraries

The Information Policy and Access Center, an organization supported by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, recently published a survey on digital literacy and public libraries. It goes without saying that since 99% of public libraries today offer computer and internet access that teaching digital literacy is a vitally important to the community. The study gives….

October 11, 2013 , , Comment