Generational Differences in the Workplace

A presentation by Jason Neal, M.L.S., Lecturer, North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences (NCCU SLIS)

Event Details:
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Shepard Library, NCCU Campus, Durham, NC
5:00 p.m. Food and business: Room 339, Student Lounge
5:30-6:30 p.m. Program: Room 324/325

Description:
Typical 20-year-olds in post-World War II America grew up with radio as an established medium, witnessed the growing ubiquity of television, communicated with friends by rotary phone, and used libraries as their primary information retrieval systems.

Typical 20-year-olds in modern America grew up with television as a long-established medium, witnessed the growing ubiquity of the Internet, communicate with friends through a variety of telecommunications technologies, and use a variety of information retrieval systems whose origins go back the post-World War II era.

Along with social and historical contexts, technology affects the workplace and recreational expectations of different generations. Join us as Jason Neal explores how these factors have influenced the attitudes (and our perceptions) of four generations: Silents, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials.

Refreshments will be provided after the presentation.

Co-sponsors:
NCCU SLIS Student Chapter of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
UNC-Chapel Hill Student Chapter of ASIS&T

Directions and Parking:
Driving directions
NCCU Campus Map

The best places for visitors to park are along Cecil Street, on the residential streets west of Fayetteville Street, and along or north of Lawson Street.