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.

UncategorizedOctober 21, 2013

Libraries and communities

what types of services Americans value in their libraries and what additional services they would like their libraries to offer.

UncategorizedOctober 10, 2013

E-patients and their hunt for health information

How patients and caregivers seek health information in the digital age

UncategorizedOctober 3, 2013

The New Library

What people do at libraries and what they’d like libraries to become

LibrariesOctober 2, 2013

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 26, 2013

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.

UncategorizedSeptember 20, 2013

The Mobile Difference

of Pew Internet’s mobile connectivity findings and their implications for libraries