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Libraries at the crossroads - new research from Pew Research

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Pew Research has just released a report called Libraries at the crossroads.

It looks at how people use their libraries, and the roles they think libraries should have.

Many Americans say they want public libraries to:
 
support local education;
serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.

Many Americans say they want public libraries to:

  • support local education;serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
  • help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
  • embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.

 

You can read the full report here.