PresentationsApril 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.

PresentationsApril 9, 2014

Millennials and Libraries

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

PresentationsApril 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.

LibrariesMarch 18, 2014

A new way of looking at public library engagement in America

Highlights from our new report exploring the spectrum of Americans’ engagement with public libraries.

PublicationsMarch 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.

PresentationsJanuary 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

PublicationsDecember 11, 2013

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.

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.

UncategorizedNovember 4, 2013

Reading, writing, and research in the digital age

Kathryn Zickuhr discussed Pew Research’s data on reading, writing, and research in the digital age at the edUi 2013 plenary talk.

UncategorizedOctober 29, 2013

The New Library Patron

Library patrons and non-patrons: Who they are, what their information needs are, what kind of technology they use, and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons.