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

RL Hartman lisrochelle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 12:16:28 EDT 2005

This is a good companion piece to the Beloit story: 
College Anthropology Professor Goes Undergrad to Study College Life 
from CNN.

As a professor at Northern Arizona University, Cathy Small was baffled by 
> undergraduates. They seemed less engaged, less likely to do assigned reading 
> and more likely to ask questions like "Do you want it double-spaced?" 
> So she decided to study them as anthropologists research any foreign 
> culture -- she lived among them.

Rochelle Hartman 
Bloomington (IL) Public Library 

On 8/24/05, Sloan, Bernie <bernies at uillinois.edu> wrote:
> 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
> software."
> The list itself is available at:
> http://www.beloit.edu/~pubaff/releases/mindset_2009.htm
> 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
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