[Web4lib] Library/technology item on Beloit College's Mindset List

Sloan, Bernie bernies at uillinois.edu
Wed Aug 24 14:59:15 EDT 2005

Many of you are familiar with the Beloit College "Mindset List", issued
in the late summers to remind everyone that new freshmen have different
cultural touchstones than older faculty, and urging them to "think about
the touchstones and benchmarks of a generation that has grown up with
CNN, home computers, AIDS awareness, digital cameras and the Bush
political dynasty."

Each year they list 75 of these benchmarks for the incoming freshman
class. Item #49 on the list for the Class of 2009 reads: "Libraries have
always been the best centers for computer technology and access to good

The list itself is available at:


Bernie Sloan
Senior Information Systems Consultant
Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois
616 E. Green Street, Suite 213
Champaign, IL  61820-5752

Phone: (217) 333-4895
Fax:   (217) 265-0454
E-mail: bernies at uillinois.edu

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