May 24, 2022

Presentations Slides: Susan Hildreth and Lee Rainie on Libraries, Children, and Families

Tomorrow (July 9, 2013) Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute for Library and Information Services (IMLS) and Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project are scheduled to hold a webinar sponsored by WebJunction. Both speakers will discuss the recently released reports (see below) from both organizations about libraries, children, and the family.

Presentation Slides

Although the presentation will not take place until 2pm EDST tomorrow (Tuesday)slides from both presenters are already available online via the WebJunction web site.  

You can access the slides here. (47 slides; PDF)

Hildreth’s presentation includes a call to action, guiding principles, and several examples of what libraries are doing to help promote reading by children.

Rainie’s slides offer “13 Key Takeaways from Pew Internet’s Libraries Research”.

Recently Released Reports

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.