While browsing the ALA fall graphics catalog, my attention was captured by a poster version of this trailer for It's A Book
It would appear, from the contents of the catalog, that the ALA equates reading for pleasure with the use of a physical book. The few computers pictured on posters or bookmarks were seemingly being employed for "research."
Although I'm a lifelong lover of printed books, I've just ordered a Kindle to use while traveling, fully anticipating that this device will increase my recreational reading rather than reduce it.
Are there lurking Luddites in the ALA organization? Shouldn't we be encouraging our students to read in any and every format?
Isn't engaging with literature what counts?
If any of you have the READ software, I'd love to see some posters of staff and students reading text via iPad, Kindle, laptop, or any other electronic device.