Kathryn Zickuhr is a research analyst at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. She studies the social impact of technology, focusing on the changing role of public libraries in Americans’ lives and communities in the era of digital content.

UncategorizedSeptember 25, 2013

Who’s Not Online and Why

15% of American adults do not use the internet at all, and another 9% of adults use the internet but not at home.

UncategorizedSeptember 12, 2013

Location-Based Services

More social media users are adding location information to their posts, and most smartphone owners use location-based information services.

UncategorizedAugust 26, 2013

Home Broadband 2013

Seven in ten American adults have a high-speed broadband connection at home. Another one in ten Americans lack home broadband but do own a smartphone.

UncategorizedAugust 10, 2013

Library services in the digital age

Research associate Kathryn Zickuhr discussed data from the Pew Research Center’s nationally representative surveys to explore the changing role of libraries in the digital age.

UncategorizedJune 10, 2013

Tablet Ownership 2013

Tablet adoption has almost doubled over the past year. A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, including almost half of those ages 35-44 and a majority of those in higher income households.

UncategorizedMay 10, 2013

Tech trends and library services in the digital age

Research analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed key findings from the Pew Research Center’s multi-year study of public libraries, as well as larger trends in how Americans use technology.

PublicationsMay 1, 2013

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home. Parents are also more likely than other adults to use libraries for services ranging from book borrowing to accessing the internet to attending classes and events—and mothers are considerably more engaged with libraries than fathers.

UncategorizedNovember 1, 2012

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age

UncategorizedOctober 18, 2012

Mobile is the Needle; Social is the Thread

Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed patterns and trends shaping the new messaging realities of the digital age at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.

UncategorizedOctober 17, 2012

Digital Differences

Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed differences in how different demographic groups use technology at the WSU Elliott School of Communications’ annual Comm Week conference.