Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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
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