Survey Reveals Growing Distrust of Social Media

A just-released Washington Post-Schar School Tech Survey reveals Americans are deeply suspicious of Big Tech, even as they engage in heavy use of their products.  Some key findings: 74% find targeted ads to be invasive. 73% view Big Tech’s data collection used for targeted ads as “an unjustified use of people’s private information”. Just 10%Continue reading “Survey Reveals Growing Distrust of Social Media”

Tech Trends for Libraries in 2021

To say that 2020 was a year of disruption and change would be an understatement! The COVID-19 pandemic has caused pervasive alterations in people’s daily lives, and spurned rapid technological change. With this in mind, what is the current technology landscape, and how can we expect it to impact libraries today and into the future?Continue reading “Tech Trends for Libraries in 2021”

Using Idle Library Tech to Fight COVID-19

Closings and service reductions have left some libraries with an array of technology that currently sits idle. Rather than let this equipment gather dust, why not add it to the fight against the Coronavirus? Below are two ways your library may be able to help. Add Your Computers’ Processing Power to the Search for TreatmentsContinue reading “Using Idle Library Tech to Fight COVID-19”