The Future of Libraries
The seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities.
Millennials and Libraries
Lee Rainie discussed the project’s research about younger Americans and how libraries fit into their lives.
Libraries & the Big Picture: Facts, Trends, & Next!
The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users’ and non-users’ habits and attitudes. Research Associate Kathryn Zickuhr explains the findings and their implications for libraries as they plan for the future.
A new way of looking at public library engagement in America
Highlights from our new report exploring the spectrum of Americans’ engagement with public libraries.
From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
Pew Research Update at ALA Midwinter
Lee Rainie, director of Pew Internet and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, is scheduled to discuss Pew Internet’s new report on public libraries at ALA Midwinter
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.