eBooks & Devices

  • Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries

    Just as political citizenship expects principles of integrity of its citizenry, digital citizenship refers to expected modes of conduct in the digital world. Digital citizenship is an umbrella concept that includes the following: a) Preparing technol...

  • You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Problems and Other Insights

    Since her first article, iFought the iPads (and iWon), Sally-Adrina has heard from several librarians struggling with a common problem: iPad passcodes. At Rapid City Public Libraries, they experienced the same issue. A child or an ad...

  • Libraries are Not a 'Netflix for Books'

    The recent news about Amazon's Netflix-like service for eBooks and Kindle subscriptions has done more than raise eyebrows. At a time when we see budget crunches and misleading reports about dwindling interest in books and public libraries, an entire ...

  • Makers, iPads, and Ketchup: Digital Services for Children

    For some time now there has been a growing concern about digital learning for children. Is it good for young learners to engage with reading and literacy development through eBooks on digital devices? What might children be losing when they learn to ...

  • iFought the iPads (and iWon)

    When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

  • Job Search, Training, and Career Tools for Mobile

    Today, according to the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind, and 10 percent of people only have Internet access through their phone. Add to these stats the fact that 77 percent of job seekers in the US are...

  • Tablets and Apps: A World of Possibility

    As the ubiquity of mobile technologies increases, libraries, schools and museums are experimenting with the potential for expanding their engagement with users through these highly portable and sophisticated devices. Thinking beyond e-books, the digi...