Presentations Aug. 18, 2014

Public library engagement in the United States

An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age.

Presentations Jun. 30, 2014

Who Uses Libraries and Who Doesn’t: A Special Typology

The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves

Library Typology Quiz
Quiz Jun. 9, 2014

What kind of library user are you?

Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.

Presentations Apr. 10, 2014

The Future of Libraries

The seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities.

Presentations Apr. 9, 2014

Millennials and Libraries

Lee Rainie discussed the project’s research about younger Americans and how libraries fit into their lives.

Presentations Apr. 7, 2014

Libraries & the Big Picture: Facts, Trends, & Next!

The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users’ and non-users’ habits and attitudes. Research Associate Kathryn Zickuhr explains the findings and their implications for libraries as they plan for the future.

Report Mar. 13, 2014

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond

A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.

Presentations Jan. 31, 2014

Pew Research Update at ALA Midwinter

Lee Rainie, director of Pew Internet and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, is scheduled to discuss Pew Internet’s new report on public libraries at ALA Midwinter

Report Dec. 11, 2013

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, and most of them say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.

Presentations Nov. 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.