Tag Archives: poverty

Not the Avengers of librarianship. Thoughts on the DPLA/White House/FirstBook/IMLS/ALA thing

It could have been the Avengers of librarianing. All these powerhouses working together to help increase low-income childrens’ access to good reading material. But I don’t think that’s how it worked out. Here are my thoughts on last week’s press … Continue reading

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does giving out laptops help or hinder the digital divide?

Interested in the actual educational effects of giving laptops to students? Some interesting conclusions from a paper by Jacob Vigdor entitled Scaling the Digital Divide: Home Computer Technology and Student Achievement (pdf). The study is a North Carolina-wide look at … Continue reading

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a few from the feed

As may be obvious, I’m a little behind on my feeds. The good news is that there’s a lot of good stuff there. The bad news is that you may have seen some of it. Here are a few quickie … Continue reading

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fighting poverty @ your library, or outside it

You may have seen the letter to the editor that Eli and I wrote talking about the restaurant review section of the conference issue of American Libraries. We said something to the effect that calling a place with entrees $20 … Continue reading

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libraries and poor people, new blog

The Social Responsibilities Round Table of ALA tackles a lot of different social justice issues. They have a task force called the Hunger, Homelessness and Poverty task force that has just started a blog with a thought-provoking first post “Are … Continue reading

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