2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study: Results, Trends, and Resources
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: John Bertot
Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
About the Event
Over 8,400 urban, suburban, and rural libraries participated in the 2011 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, the largest and longest-running study of Internet connectivity in U.S. public libraries. Key findings include:
- 70% of libraries report increased use of public access computers, while at the same time, over 76% report an insufficient number of public computers to meet demand.
- 65% of libraries report that they are the only source of free public access to computers and the Internet in their communities.
- 67% of libraries offer access to e-books.
- 72% of libraries report that staff help patrons complete online job applications.
- 16% of libraries report decreased hours of operation. This translates to lost hours at more than 2,600 branches.
In this webinar co-sponsored by ALA TechSource, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and WebJunction, you will learn how to interpret the data and emerging trends; access new advocacy and marketing tools including state profiles, issue briefs, and PR templates; and use the data to make the case for your library with elected officials and community stakeholders.
Cost: no charge
Registration link: oclc.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do