Released: March 28, 2012

NextLibraries: What do Americans want from their libraries?

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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:

The grant will allow researchers to concentrate on libraries in a way they never have before. “It’s enormously exciting to be doing something very focused on libraries and librarians because they are primary stakeholders of our work,” says Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet Project. “I know from all the conversations I’ve had with librarians how interested they are to find out where they stand in the world, what services people expect of them, and where they might fit into the world of ebooks.”

The post also includes an overview of our research schedule and ways to participate in upcoming research. Check it out!