Leah Krevit Rice University The Rest of Us Stephen Abram, MLS, Gale Cengage Learning Minnesota/ North Dakota / South Dakota Libraries Oct. 19-20, 2010 Catching the Vision: The Library in 2020
Thank you for inviting me! I want to share : Major upcoming trends and challenges in Technology, Communities and Librarians Special Surveys of Library Use New National Data on Database Use And I want to meet you.
NextGen Differences Increase in IQ - 15-20 Points Brain & Developmental Changes Eye Movement Changes Massive Behavioural Changes Major Decline in Crime Rates – 65%+ But still a 70% behavior overlap with Boomers (see my book chapter)
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