Public library engagement in the United States

August 18, 2014

An overview of three years of research into Americans’ relationships with public libraries in the digital age

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Webinar: Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations on role of libraries in early reading

July 09, 2013

Join us to hear Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, present on a recent policy report, developed with the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, that highlights the role of libraries in early learning.

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Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success

June 30, 2013

At the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Lee Rainie presented 13 key takeways from Pew Internet’s research on libraries.

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The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron

June 29, 2013

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) hosted Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 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; RUSA also hosted a discussion of the issues presented at the program on Sunday, June 30.

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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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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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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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The changing world of libraries

November 28, 2012

The changing world of libraries: Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, discussed the Project’s latest research about how people use technology and how people use libraries. He also discussed the implications of this work for libraries. [slideshare id=15389184&doc=2012112812changingworldoflibrariesswoncincinnatipdf-121128100428-phpapp01]

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Libraries Transformed: Research on the changing role of libraries

October 23, 2012

Lee Rainie described the latest findings of the Pew Internet Project about libraries and the new mix of services they are offering their patrons—and considering offering. He also discussed the implications for libraries of the Project’s research into how Americans use e-books and how patrons experience borrowing e-books from their public libraries. Lee will also […]

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The Rise of E-Reading

October 12, 2012

Kathryn presented Pew Internet’s data on e-books at libraries at the 2012 Florida Public Library Directors’ meeting on October 12 in Tallahassee, Florida. [slideshare id=14704210&doc=floridapubliclibrarydirectorsmtgpdf-121012133049-phpapp01]

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What Can Libraries Learn from New User (and Non-User!) E-Reading Data from the Pew Internet Project?

October 04, 2012

One year ago, the Pew Research Center began studying how the role of public libraries, as well as the needs and expectations of their patrons and communities, are changing in the digital age. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, grounded by a Library Advisory Group, and conducted by the Pew Internet & American […]

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Digital differences

June 25, 2012

At a Spectrum Leadership Institute session at ALA’s annual conference in Anaheim, CA, research specialist Kathryn Zickuhr discussed trends in technology access and use among various demographic groups, and what these changes might mean for libraries. Read more at ALA 2012’s conference website [slideshare id=13445883&doc=digitaldifferences-120625093656-phpapp02]

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The Rise of E-Reading

June 24, 2012

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, shared findings from a new report on e-book lending at libraries. He also discussed other research about the rise of e-books, their impact on people’s reading habits, and the way that library patrons are hoping to avail themselves of e-book borrowing. Finally, […]

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Books or Nooks? How Americans’ reading habits are shifting in a digital world

May 18, 2012

Kristen Purcell spoke about Americans’ use of the internet and other digital technologies at the Ocean County Library Staff Development Day. Kristen also spoke about how Americans’ reading habits are shifting in the digital world, and shared highlights from our recent report on the rise of e-reading in the U.S.

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Public libraries in the digital age

April 25, 2012

Mary Madden and Kathryn Zickuhr presented findings on the rise of e-reading, including reading-device ownership and the general reading habits/preferences of Americans.

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Networked libraries serving networked patrons

April 19, 2012

Director Lee Rainie gave the “Networked libraries” speech at the Biblionext conference in Rome, Italy

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How Libraries Add Value to Communities (Video & Slides)

May 23, 2011

The Net, smartphones, and other technologies have added to the way people can engage with so much to local communities and wider communities of interest. Yet, there are many gaps.

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The Networked Librarian (Video & Slides)

May 06, 2011

Director Lee Rainie discusses technology and libraries at San Francisco Public Library.

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Libraries and the New Community Information Ecology (BiblioNews)

April 07, 2011

In this 25-minute discussion, Pew Internet Director Lee Raine talks with Journalism That Matters’ Bill Densmore about how libraries can adjust and thrive in the new media ecosystem.

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Information on the go

September 20, 2010

Kristen Purcell’s talk, “Information on the Go: Digital technology trends impacting today’s libraries and librarians,” highlighted trends in mobile internet access, e-reader and tablet computer use, and mobile apps.

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My Digital Library: Leveraging Today’s Mobile and Participatory Information Ecosystem

July 29, 2010

Kristen shared data on the growing mobile landscape both globally and in the US, highlighted key aspects of today’s changing information ecology, and explored how librarians can leverage these two trends in their work.

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Four or More: The New Demographic

June 27, 2010

Trends in social media and cloud computing are often examined through the lens of younger users and broadband users, who have consistently been more actively engaged online when compared with other groups.

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VALA2010: Networked Creators

February 11, 2010

Lee discusses the democratization of media and the rise of user-generated content.

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The New Library User and how to Serve Her (and Him)

October 22, 2009

This presentation covers the latest research findings of the Pew Internet Project and looks at recent trends in internet use, cell phone use and how information seekers use them.

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State of the Internet 2009: Pew Internet Project Findings and Implications for Libraries

October 09, 2009

As the internet population has matured over time, binary distinctions between those who are online and offline have given way to a more robust understanding of the assets, actions and attitudes that affect user experience.

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Friending Libraries: Why libraries can become nodes in people’s social networks

March 30, 2009

Lee discussed Pew Internet’s latest findings and why they suggest that libraries can play a role in people’s social networks in the future.

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