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Wednesday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Reading in the Digital Age

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With the advent of the internet, Technology has consistently introduced into the educational landscape, new and rapidly-evolving electronic gadgets which have significantly shifted reader-focus from the traditional materials in print to e-texts.
David Durant, in his recent book entitled* Reading in the Digital Age*, posits that, while features like ready-access, ubiquity, convenience and speed are positive advancements , one should consider the reductive consequences of digital reading on students' skills- acquisition, mental and social connectivity and literacy levels in general.
Joyce Dixon-Fyle will interview David Durant and discuss the salient ideas expressed in his book and invite questions from conference participants, who may wish to share their various experiences about their attitude towards on-screen reading and its effects, not only on reading habits, but the wider implications for library practice in particular and for literacy in general.

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Joyce Dixon-Fyle

Joyce is an academic librarian (Professor) and Coordinator of Collection Development at DPU, where she has worked for many years. She earned both Ph.D. (French Literature)and MLS degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Her primary services include assessing and selecting... Read More →

David Durant

Federal Documents and Social Sciences Librarian, East Carolina University
My professional interests focus on the importance of preserving and ensuring access to legacy print collections in the digital library environment. This is an especially pressing issue in federal documents, where my institution is a member of the ASERL Collaborative Federal Documents... Read More →

Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Laurens Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401