Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interesting, Powerful Stats

Recently ALA completed a national study of public libraries and internet connectivity. The study reports that all public libraries provide public access to computers and the Internet. More than 87% of libraries provide technology training, and more than 2/3 offer access to e-books. Unfortunately the study also points out an increased demand for library technology resources but a decreased funding at state and local levels. Here's a slideshow that highlights some of the findings. Some great supporting facts to use in your fight toward increased funding.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Who is Doing What With Social Media?

Today, the Pew Internet & American Life Project released a detailed report on social media and how it is affecting our lives. Some very interesting implications for libraries. Check out the summary http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=580291790&gid=116930&type=member&item=58353016&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Fselnd%2Ecom%2FilcMIh&urlhash=Qp9k&goback=%2Egde_116930_member_58353016