Description: A wave of books and articles, including Mark Bauerlein?s The Dumbest Generation, are calling attention to the declining analytical skills of college students. They read far less. They seem incapable of critical thought and debate. They take the research path of least resistance. And perhaps worst of all, they seem above constructive criticism. Is digital technology at the root of the dumber generation or is technology simply a convenient scapegoat? Some technology advocates, such as Marc Prensky, suggest that the students are fine, and that the educators are the ones who need to change their ways. We will be joined by Mark Herring who will frame the issues and share his thoughts about why librarians should be concerned about them - and what we can do to make a difference.