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Kathryn Zickuhr

Portrait of Kathryn Zickuhr

Kathryn Zickuhr is a research analyst at the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. She studies the social impact of technology, focusing on the changing role of public libraries in Americans’ lives and communities in the era of digital content.

The science of “the smell of books”

June 19, 2013

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

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

June 11, 2013

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?

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In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

May 28, 2013

Even with e-reading on the rise, parents say print books are important for children.

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Children, libraries, and reading

May 16, 2013

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.

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Slideshow: Tech trends, library stats, and how teens do research

May 15, 2013

Research Analyst Kathryn Zickuhr gave a presentation at the Westchester Library Association’s annual conference that touched on a lot of our recent findings on library use, as well as a broad overview of technology adoption among adults and teens and a quick look at how teens do research in the digital age. Take a look at her comprehensive slideshow.

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Tech trends and library services in the digital age

May 10, 2013

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.

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

May 01, 2013

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.

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

May 01, 2013

Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.

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Updates to our research timeline

April 11, 2013

Curious about what libraries research we’ve done—and what’s up next? You’re in luck: We’ve updated our research timeline with links to all our libraries-related reports so far, and well as a more detailed description of our upcoming releases. (Our next report, which studies parents and children at libraries, will be out in early May.) Click here […]

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