KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today’s Digital Media Landscape

kandyThe lovely folks at KandYshoppe and I had a little discussion about digital media, literacy and children’s librarians for their KidTech series. Check out KidTech: Early Literacy & The Evolving Role of the Librarian in Today’s Digital Media Landscape.

Here’s a taste:

While some research is beginning to emerge on the use of interactive, tablet-based media with young children, there are still no definitive guidelines for the consumption of this kind of media, and very few positive role models to show parents what a healthy media diet looks like. Our children live in a media-saturated environment; it is time for librarians to step in and offer some guidance on the quality and quantity of digital media consumed by families in our communities.



Posted on January 29, 2013, in Early Literacy, Libraries, Media Literacy and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I enjoyed this article a great deal, Cen. Thanks to you and everyone at KandYshoppe. It reinforces much of my own research in the UK. Creating educational apps carries a weight of responsibility and it’s so important to get things right. Sharing insight and experiences goes a long way towards achieving such goals.

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