ALCTS President's Program: Three Short Stories about Deep Reading in the Digital Age

Monday, June 29, 2015 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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3014-3016 (W)
Speaker: Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Reading and Language Research and John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

Join us for this exciting President's Program.
In this presentation, Professor Wolf will explore three themes (short stories): The transition from a literary to a digital culture--- with its concomitant effects on the changing reading brain; the beauty and the threats of the digital milieu on the next generation of readers; and the role of stewardship played by the Library in the preservation of "deep reading" in our culture.

Maryanne Wolf was featured on NPR on 5/28/15 in the story "Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There":

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:29am PDT
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Hello, the speaker is not able to post her slides publicly until her next book is published. But the program was recoreded and will be available to those who registered for the conference. It will take about 6-8 weeks to process recordings. Conference registrants will get an email when all the ALA Annual 2015 conference recordings are available.