March 30, 2017

How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives


Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented at the Computers in Libraries 2017 conference on March 30 new findings about how people have shifted to the mindset of lifelong learners and the implications of that for librarians. He discussed how people’s disposition towards information and knowledge – are they engaged or are they wary? – shapes how they use library resources. He also discussed future technology trends and how librarians will have to adjust to them.