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.
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.
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.
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.
Libraries and communities
what types of services Americans value in their libraries and what additional services they would like their libraries to offer.
E-patients and their hunt for health information
How patients and caregivers seek health information in the digital age
The New Library
What people do at libraries and what they’d like libraries to become
New reading data from the NEA’s Survey of Public Participation in the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently released the findings of its latest Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, conducted in July 2012. It found 58% of all American adults ages 18 and older had engaged in “voluntary reading” within the past year.
The next rural library
Lee Rainie speaks about the Project’s latest research about the way people use libraries and the role they play in their communities.
The Mobile Difference
of Pew Internet’s mobile connectivity findings and their implications for libraries