Pew Research CenterApr 7, 2016

Libraries and Learning

Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.

Pew Research CenterFeb 5, 2016

The Puzzles Librarians Need to Solve – VALA2016

In order to thrive in the future, librarians will need to be great forecasters and innovators. Lee Rainie will describe how the Center’s research provides guideposts for librarians along three dimensions of library activity: the people, the place, and the platform, at the VALA2016 conference in Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 9, 2016

Pew Research CenterJan 8, 2016

How Libraries Fit into Community Education Ecosystems

Lee Rainie presents new survey findings about how people use libraries, the kinds of services and programs people would like from libraries, and how libraries are connected to communication education and learning environments.

Pew Research CenterSep 15, 2015

Libraries at the Crossroads

Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as the public expresses interest in additional library services, there are signs that the share of Americans visiting libraries has edged downward over the past three years.

Pew Research CenterMar 17, 2015

Public Libraries and Hispanics

Hispanic immigrants are less likely than U.S.-born Hispanics, whites and blacks to use public libraries. But Hispanic immigrants who have made their way to public libraries stand out as the most appreciative of what libraries have to offer.

Pew Research CenterNov 13, 2014

The Next Library and the People Who Will Use It

The latest findings from the Pew Research Center’s library research and the implications of that research for the future of libraries

Pew Research CenterOct 28, 2014

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.

Pew Research CenterSep 10, 2014

Younger Americans and Public Libraries

How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities

Pew Research CenterAug 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.

Pew Research CenterJun 30, 2014

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

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