The Pew Research Center recently released a library user quiz sorting Americans into different typologies based on how they use and view libraries. Here are the results.
The new library-user landscape and how librarians can explore it themselves
Compare the library engagement of your library or group with the rest of the country using our new “community quiz” tool.
Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.
The New York Public Library recently announced that it is rethinking its controversial plans to turn parts of its 42nd Street location into a public lending library. Public libraries across the country are grappling with similar issues of how central their collections of books should be as they strive to add digital services, expand learning resources, and serve as all-purpose community spaces.
The seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities.
Lee Rainie discussed the project’s research about younger Americans and how libraries fit into their lives.
The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users' and non-users’ habits and attitudes. Research Associate Kathryn Zickuhr explains the findings and their implications for libraries as they plan for the future.
Highlights from our new report exploring the spectrum of Americans' engagement with public libraries.