NextLibraries: What do Americans want from their libraries?
Laurie Putnam at Next Libraries has a great post up discussing the plans of our new research initiative to study libraries in the digital age.
Tablet and E-book reader Ownership Nearly Double Over the Holiday Gift-Giving Period
The share of adults in the United States who own tablet computers nearly doubled from 10% to 19% between mid-December and early January and the same surge in growth also applied to e-book readers.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Networked Individuals, Networked Libraries
Lee Rainie speaks about networked individuals and networked librarians at the annual conference of university librarians in North Carolina
Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the “Opportunity Online” meeting of the Colorado Public Computer Centers Launch. He discussed the state of broadband adoption, particularly in rural areas, and how it parallels other online revolutions in mobil…