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Reading Redefined program – September 30

Register today to attend Reading Redefined: Deep reading, learning, and the impact of digitization
September 30, 2016
9:30am to 4:00pm Eastern (8:30am to 3:00pm Central)
Lansing Community College West Campus

eBooks. Websites. Blogs. Twitter. Facebook. Many of us are awash in digital information, and in the early 21st century much of our reading has migrated from print on paper to text on screens. What has been little understood or even recognized is the way that our reading habits are affected by the medium that we use. This is starting to change.

Recent scholarship has inspired articles and media reports, and awareness is growing that our choice in reading technology – printed book, Kindle, iPad, computer monitor – makes an important difference in our understanding and retention of what we read.

Since eBooks began to appear, but especially after Amazon introduced the Kindle, demand from our patrons has meant that librarians are busy selecting, acquiring, and loaning digital books. But few of us have stopped to consider the implications for readers of the new formats. On September 30, a collaborative of library service agencies are sponsoring Reading Redefined: Deep reading, learning, and the impact of digitization, a one-day symposium to discuss the ways that reading is changing as our environment and interactions become ever more digital. We are excited to have Maryanne Wolf and Natalie Phillips as plenary speakers. They are both preeminent researchers in the field. In addition to their own published research, they have been featured in numerous articles and interviews.

The cost to attend this program is $50.00/person and includes lunch.

For more information, and to register, go to:

This project is supported, in part, by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Other project sponsor partners include MCLS, the Michigan Cooperative Directors Association, and Michigan Library Association