UncategorizedJune 30, 2013

Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success

13 Key Takeaways from Pew Internet’s Libraries Research

UncategorizedJune 29, 2013

The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host Lee Rainie for “The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program” on Saturday, June 29 at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

PublicationsJune 25, 2013

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.

LibrariesJune 19, 2013

The science of “the smell of books”

Scientists delve deeper into the science behind print books’ distinctive smell.

UncategorizedJune 13, 2013

The reinvention of libraries

Lee Rainie, the Director of the Pew Internet Project, will present the Project’s latest findings about the changing role of libraries and patrons’ interest in new services. He will also describe Project research on the way people use mobile device…

LibrariesJune 11, 2013

One-third of adults (and half of parents) now own a tablet computer

We just published a new report showing that half (50%) of parents with minor children living at home now own a tablet computer. How are parents are using devices such as tablets and smartphones with their children?

LibrariesMay 16, 2013

Children, libraries, and reading

Happy Children’s Book Week. Here’s a a closer look at our data on children and reading from our recent report on parents, children, libraries, and reading.

UncategorizedMay 10, 2013

Tech trends and library services in the digital age

Research analyst Kathryn Zickuhr discussed key findings from the Pew Research Center’s multi-year study of public libraries, as well as larger trends in how Americans use technology.

UncategorizedMay 7, 2013

The Power and Relevance of Libraries

At the American Library Association’s National Library Legislative Day, Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie will discuss 11 key takeaways from the Project’s libraries research.

LibrariesMay 1, 2013

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading: Select quotes from parents and library staff

In addition to the statistics included in our report, we also asked parents and librarians from around the country about their thoughts on various library services for parents and children. These quotes are from in-person and online focus groups of library patrons and staff, as well as an online questionnaire of library staff members.