2012 Presentations

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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