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Lee Rainie

Portrait of Lee RainieLee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project. Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report.

The reinvention of libraries

June 13, 2013

Lee Rainie, the Director of the Pew Internet Project, presented to the Massachusetts Library System the Project’s latest findings about the changing role of libraries and patrons’ interest in new services. He also described Project research on the way people use mobile devices and social media. [slideshare id=22922980&doc=61313reinventinglibrariesworcesterpdf-130613092652-phpapp02]

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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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How Libraries can meet the Evolving Needs of Patrons in the Digital Age (webinar)

February 13, 2013

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, was joined by digital and library experts to discuss the findings of the Project’s most recent report, Library Services in the Digital Age. The report is based on the findings of a nationally representative survey that asked Americans what types of services they value […]

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Pew Internet Research Update at ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013

January 26, 2013

Join Lee Rainie at ALA’s 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington to hear firsthand new findings about library services: what the public wants (and does not want) at libraries, as well as details from library focus groups on how libraries are coping with the new mix of services. Explore this important new research and its implications for planning library […]

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Teens and Libraries

January 23, 2013

As part of its year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project, YALSA hosted a Teens & Libraries Summit Jan. 23-24, 2013, in Seattle. The Summit featured two days of speakers, panels, and small group discussions to examine the current state of library services for and with young adults, and to explore how library services […]

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Library Services in the Digital Age

January 22, 2013

The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of patrons who rely on more traditional resources.

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Mobile Connections to Libraries

December 31, 2012

13% of those ages 16 and older have accessed library websites via mobile devices.

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Internet access at libraries

December 28, 2012

African-Americans and Latinos are more likely than whites to access the internet at their local library, as are parents of minor children, those under age 50, and those with some college experience.

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E-book Reading Jumps; Print Book Reading Declines

December 27, 2012

23% of Americans ages 16 and older read an e-book in the past year, up from 16% the year before. The share who read a print book declined to 67%, from 72%.

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Reading Habits in Different Communities

December 20, 2012

Residents of urban, suburban, and rural areas vary in their purposes for reading, their use of digital content, their engagement with public libraries, and where they turn for book recommendations

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