Roughly a quarter of American adults say they haven’t read a book in the past year. Who are these non-book readers?
Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center, discussed the Center’s latest research at the Public Library Association’s 2018 meeting.
Many Americans say they'd benefit from help in finding trustworthy information online, and about eight-in-ten adults say public libraries can help.
About half of U.S. Millennials have visited a public library or bookmobile in the past year.
Lee Rainie discussed his group’s latest findings about the role of libraries and librarians on April 3 at Innovative Users Group conference. The latest work shows that many people struggle to find the most trustworthy information and they express a clear hope that librarians can help them.
Lee Rainie, director of Internet, Science and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, presented new findings about how people have shifted to the mindset of lifelong learners and the implications of that for librarians.
Trends in visiting public libraries have steadied, and many Americans have high expectations for what their local libraries should offer
The new findings covered the latest library-usage trends, book-reading trends, and insights into the ways more and more Americans hope libraries will offer community-oriented and educational services.
Most Americans think that local libraries serve the educational needs of their communities and families well. But many do not know about key education services libraries provide.
In order to thrive in the future, librarians will need to be great forecasters and innovators. Lee Rainie will describe how the Center’s research provides guideposts for librarians along three dimensions of library activity: the people, the place, and the platform, at the VALA2016 conference in Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 9, 2016