Net Generation Students and Libraries

Joan Lippincott of the Coalition for Networked Information contributed a chapter to an ebook on library services to Net Gen students. The ebook, titled Educating the Net Generation is available for free from Educause. Joan’s chapter is available in html or pdf.

With the explosion of Internet technology, libraries incorporated a wide array of digital content resources into their offerings; updated the network, wiring, and wireless infrastructures of their buildings; and designed new virtual and in-person services. However, technology has resulted in more modernization than transformation. There is an apparent disconnect between the culture of library organizations and that of Net Gen students.