PresentationsApril 3, 2017

The secret mission that people yearn to have libraries address

Lee Rainie discussed his group’s latest findings about the role of libraries and librarians on April 3 at Innovative Users Group conference. The latest work shows that many people struggle to find the most trustworthy information and they express a clear hope that librarians can help them.

PresentationsMarch 30, 2017

How People Fit Libraries Into Their Lives

Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented new findings about how people have shifted to the mindset of lifelong learners and the implications of that for librarians.

PublicationsDecember 7, 2016

Information Overload

Most Americans like their choices in today’s information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering.

PublicationsMarch 22, 2016

Lifelong Learning and Technology

A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.

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 10, 2013

E-patients and their hunt for health information

How patients and caregivers seek health information in the digital age

UncategorizedJuly 16, 2013

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools

In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.

UncategorizedJune 6, 2013

After Dr. Google

In an article published in the journal Pediatrics, Susannah Fox makes the case for clinicians paying attention to peer-to-peer health care.

UncategorizedJanuary 31, 2013

In-store Mobile Commerce During the 2012 Holiday Shopping Season

58% of cell owners used their phones for recommendations, reviews, or price comparisons in a physical store this holiday shopping season. Young adults and smartphone owners lead the way.

UncategorizedMarch 13, 2012

The internet’s impact on one man’s life

How one man became the chief of a tribe he didn’t know existed, thanks to the internet.