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.

UncategorizedOctober 12, 2012

The Rise of E-Reading

Kathryn presented Pew Internet’s data on e-books at libraries at the 2012 Florida Public Library Directors’ meeting on October 12 in Tallahassee, Florida.

UncategorizedOctober 4, 2012

What Can Libraries Learn from New User (and Non-User!) E-Reading Data from the Pew Internet Project?

Pew Internet Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr and ALA Program Director Larra Clark will present Pew Internet data on e-books at libraries to public library staff and researchers at the Library 2.0 virtual conference, including a brand new analysis…

UncategorizedJune 25, 2012

Digital differences

At an ALA Spectrum Leadership Institute session in Anaheim, CA, Research Specialist Kathryn Zickuhr will discuss trends in technology access and use among various demographic groups, and what these changes might mean for libraries.

UncategorizedJune 6, 2012

Older adults and internet use

For the first time, half of American adults ages 65 and older are online.

UncategorizedMay 11, 2012

Three-quarters of smartphone owners use location-based services

74% of smartphone owners use their phone to get real-time location-based information, and 18% use a geosocial service to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with friends

UncategorizedApril 25, 2012

Public libraries in the digital age

Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.

UncategorizedApril 18, 2012

Pew Internet: Data Resources

A guide to data resources on our site.

UncategorizedApril 13, 2012

Digital differences

While increased internet adoption and the rise of mobile connectivity have reduced many gaps in technology access over the past decade, for some groups digital disparities still remain

UncategorizedDecember 3, 2011

Digital divide(s): A look at the data

Kathryn will discuss Pew Internet’s data about the current digital divide(s) via Skype at the University of Kansas’s virtual summit, “Telling Stories of Diversity in the Digital Age.”

UncategorizedNovember 9, 2011

Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites

How American teens navigate the new world of “digital citizenship”