Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Report on perceptions of public libraries

A national report finds most Americans feel that public libraries have done a good job embracing new technology, but are split on whether libraries are as essential as they were in the past for finding information. In a larger sense, Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities. Many library resources are particularly valued by those who are unemployed, retired, or searching for a job, as well as those living with a disability and Internet users who lack home Internet access.
Zickhur, K., Rainie, L., Purcell, K., & Duggan, M. (2013). How Americans value public libraries in their communities. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center.

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