Tutor profile: Brittany M.
Subject: Library and Information Science
Are libraries still relevant in modern society?
They are more relevant than ever. Libraries have adapted to the changing needs of the populations they serve in order to provide the best array of resources for their communities. Modern libraries exist as far more than a repository for books. Libraries provide free and low cost services, programs, materials, and space to their patrons. Things like wifi hotspots, tools, baking pans, and toys are being circulated in public library settings. Technology programming offers patrons the opportunity to learn and grow with modern technological advances.
Is there any such thing as "bad" reading?
No! All reading is good reading. The ability to take in information differs from person to person so having access to a variety of formats enhances learning. For example, Neil Gaiman's Newbery Award winning novel "The Graveyard Book" can be found in a variety of formats like traditional print, audio, and graphic novel. No matter which option the reader chooses, they are "reading" the book. They are exercising their mind and growing their knowledge base.
One of the primary ways humans communicate is through speech. What other ways of communication can you think of?
People communicate in a variety of different ways. Some are based on language skills, like writing. We read text in many formats in our everyday lives: books, magazines, print advertisements, etc. We also communicate visually in non-text ways with things like pictures, symbols, media, facial expressions, and hand gestures like sign language. We can also communicate through touch, with things high fives or braille.
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