DigitalU: Connecting Washington Libraries
Designed as a continuing-education opportunity for staff of libraries in Washington State, this free web presentation introduces library staff to a variety of topics related to digital literacy. Emphasis is on helping library staff better serve patrons in this digital age. The special-subject presentations, lasting about 60 minutes, are recorded so that others may listen at their own convenience.
Technology Pushback, presented by Stacey Morrison
April 23, 2014, 9:00–10:00am PT
As a result of the widespread connectivity provided by smartphones, laptops, and tablets, technology users can and often are continuously connected to the Internet and its communication services. However, many users who first embraced constant connectivity are now pushing back, looking for ways to resist being permanently connected and contactable. "Pushback" is a growing phenomenon among frequent technology users seeking to regain control, establish boundaries, resist information overload, and establish greater personal life balance.
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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).