UncategorizedOctober 18, 2011

Libraries and learning communities (video & slides)

Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual. Includes video and slides.

UncategorizedSeptember 23, 2011

Reading, Writing, & Research in the Digital Age

Director Lee Rainie looked at the “state of reading” in the digital age by going through Pew Internet data about how teens use the internet, smartphones, and social networking sites. He argued that reading is now 1) raw material for further creati…

UncategorizedMay 6, 2011

The Networked Librarian (Video & Slides)

Lee Rainie discusses how libraries can be actors in building and participating in social networks through their use of social media and through delivering their time-tested — and trusted — services to their patrons.

UncategorizedApril 7, 2011

Libraries and the New Community Information Ecology (BiblioNews)

Lee Raine talks with Journalism That Matters’ Bill Densmore about how libraries can adjust and thrive in the new media ecosystem.

UncategorizedMarch 29, 2011

Information 2.0 and Beyond: Where are we, where are we going?

Trends that are revolutionizing how people consume information and reshaping the public’s expectations about information access and immersion.

UncategorizedMarch 23, 2011

How Libraries Add Value to Communities (Video & Slides)

Lee Rainie looks at the value of libraries to their communities. (Now updated with video and slides.)

UncategorizedMarch 7, 2011

Networked Individuals, Networked Libraries

Lee Rainie speaks about networked individuals and networked librarians at the annual conference of university librarians in North Carolina