In 2012, it's all about the ebooks! Yes, we love giving/receiving Nooks and Kindles at Christmas. Seems like the trend in ebooks has come full circle and become a contributor to literacy rather than a destroyer. I am one of those "love the stink of paper books" nerds - yes - that be me! But, I do read ebooks as well - even on a 21/2" cell phone screen at times.
The news lately has been sharing some info gathered by the Gates foundation about trends in reading. Here I was last week lamenting the loss of print encyclopedias, when surveys were being tallied showing that since the ebook's release, people are reading more and buying more books and not just ebooks. The survey says that people who read ebooks are also buying more print books.
Looks like we've got our jelly for our peanut butter (oh yeah, that calls for a Peanut Butter Jell-ay dance!)
Now if I could just figure out how it can benefit the job market for future librarians - anyone?