Posted by: bluesyemre | June 11, 2014

A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America

Public library engagement typology

 

Compared with the general US population, Library Lovers are more engaged in community activities

 

  • The Pew Research Center’s Internet Project has intensively studied the changing world of public libraries for the last three years. The first stage of our research explored the growing role of ebooks, including their impact on Americans’ reading habits and library habits. Our second stage examined the full universe of library services, as well as what library services Americans most value and what they might want from libraries in the future. In March, we released a report from our third and final stage of research—the fruits of a representative national survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older. It explores public libraries’ roles in people’s lives and in broader American culture—how libraries are perceived, how they are valued, and how people rely on them. The provision of digital content is certainly a key element of the services that make libraries useful.

http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/new-way-looking-public-library-engagement-america

From distant admirers to library lovers and beyond – A typology of public library engagement in America: http://www.pewinternet.org/files/2014/03/PIP-Library-Typology-Report.pdf


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