Video and Slides: "How Libraries Add Value to Their Communities"
“How Libraries Add Value to Their Communities”
Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & America Life Project
Presented at Computers In Libraries, March 2011
The Net, smartphones, and other technologies have added to the way people can engage with so much to local communities and wider communities of interest. Yet, there are many gaps. Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, explores those gaps at the Computers in Libraries conference. He points to some findings of his Project that highlight areas where libraries and information services add value to the participants in their communities.
The video of the presentation runs about one hour.
Lee Rainie’s Bio (via Pew Internet)
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.