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How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities


A number of experts have helped the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project in this research effort:

Andrea Berstler, Director, Wicomico Public Library, Maryland

Daphna Blatt, Office of Strategic Planning, The New York Public Library

Richard Chabran, Adjunct Professor, University of Arizona, e-learning consultant

Larra Clark, American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy

Mike Crandall, Professor, Information School, University of Washington

Catherine De Rosa, Vice President, OCLC

LaToya Devezin, American Library Association Spectrum Scholar & librarian, Louisiana

Amy Eshelman, Program Leader for Education, Urban Libraries Council

Christie Hill, Community Relations Director, OCLC

Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library, California

Mimi Ito, Research Director of Digital Media & Learning Hub, University of California Humanities Research Institute

Chris Jowaisas, Senior Program Officer, Global Libraries, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Patrick Losinski, Chief Executive Officer, Columbus Library, Ohio

Jo McGill, Director, Northern Territory Library, Australia

Dwight McInvaill, Director, Georgetown County Library, South Carolina

Rebecca Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal & School Library Journal

Bobbi Newman, Blogger, Librarian By Day

Annie Norman, State Librarian, Delaware

Carlos Manjarrez, Director, Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, Institute of Museum & Library Services

Johana Orellana-Cabrera, American Library Association Spectrum Scholar & librarian, Texas

Mayur Patel, Vice President for Strategy & Assessment, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation

Gail Sheldon, Director, Oneonta Public Library, Alabama

Sharman Smith, Executive Director, Mississippi Library Commission

Global Libraries staff at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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