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NCSU Libraries I.T. Littleton Seminar
Start Date: 5/9/2013Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 5/9/2013End Time: 3:00 PM

Event Description:
NCSU Libraries' I.T. Littleton Seminar

"Why Johnny Can't Read (an iPhone): LITERACY, MAKER SPACES, AND THE MODERN LIBRARY"

Matt Ratto
Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto; Director of the Semaphore research cluster on Inclusive Design, Mobile and Pervasive Computing; Founder and leader of ThingTank Lab

Taking cues from Rudolph Flesch's 1955 book "Why Johnny Can't Read," Ratto will discuss how libraries and other educational institutions struggle to incorporate new technologies while supporting inclusivity and access. He will then describe the "Maker movement" and how its tools, technologies, and community spaces support new types of learning. Ratto will use his examples from his own work starting and running ThingTank, a makerspace aimed at bringing together public, private, and academic participants.
Location Information:
Hunt Library
Contact Information:
Name: Anne Burke
Phone: (919) 513-7426
Email: amburke5@ncsu.edu
Admission Information:
Admission is free and open to the public
Event URL:
http://news.lib.ncsu.edu/2013/04/16/i-t-littleton-seminar-welcomes-matt-ratto-university-of-toronto/

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