The Internet of Things and what it means for librarians
Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology. Lee Rainie shares the latest research from Pew about libraries and puts it into context with the expanding Internet of Things.
Public library engagement in the United States
An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age.
The media zones where people live, and how to connect with them
How people use technology and the different ways they allocate their attention, connect with organizations, and act as citizens
Politics and advocacy in the social media era
Pew Research findings on the state of social media and its impact on grassroots and advocacy
13 Things to Know About Teens and Technology
How digital tools are changing not only how teens communicate, but also how they gather information about the world and present themselves to others.
The internet’s turbulent next decade
Lee Rainie discussed an extensive roster of expert predictions about the internet in the coming decade.
Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology
The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves
Streams, Stacks, Snacks, Socials, Signals
Networked information and the different ways users receive, process, create, and share it.
New data on how Americans use and engage with public libraries
Findings about Americans’ engagement with public libraries
The Fulfillment Filter
Lee Rainie’s commencement address at the graduation ceremony for the PhD and master’s degree recipients from the University of Maryland iSchool — the university’s school of information sciences.