UncategorizedNovember 12, 2013

Books, libraries, and the changing digital landscape

Kathryn Zickuhr will explore not only how libraries are dealing with the changing technological environment, but also the larger context of Americans’ reading and library habits, and what they expect from libraries in the future.

PublicationsOctober 18, 2013

Tablet and E-reader Ownership Update

Up from 25% last year, more than half of those in households earning $75,000 or more now have tablets. Up from 19% last year, 38% of those in upper-income households now have e-readers.

UncategorizedJune 29, 2013

The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host Lee Rainie for “The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program” on Saturday, June 29 at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

InteractivesJune 25, 2013

Americans’ Reading Habits Over Time

Explore the changes in Americans’ reading habits, from decreases in printed books to rises in e-books, over time in this interactive.

UncategorizedJune 13, 2013

The reinvention of libraries

Lee Rainie, the Director of the Pew Internet Project, will present the Project’s latest findings about the changing role of libraries and patrons’ interest in new services. He will also describe Project research on the way people use mobile device…

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.

UncategorizedApril 24, 2013

The changing world of librarians

Lee Rainie discussed the Project’s latest research about how people use technology and how people use libraries, and the implications of this work for libraries.

LibrariesMarch 18, 2013

“What should I read next?”

It’s a question that librarians, booksellers, and others have heard often, perhaps even more so at a time when the output and availability of the written word has never been higher. And it’s a question that new book-recommendation sites such as Bookish and BookScout are trying to answer, joining a plethora of communities and services already trying to navigate the tricky task of helping you decide which book to pick up next.

LibrariesJanuary 25, 2013

Other library links and news around the web

While we hope you’ve had a chance to read our new report on library services that just came out this week, there are some other great links out there that you should be sure to check out.

PublicationsJanuary 22, 2013

Library Services in the Digital Age

The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources.