October 18, 2021

Conference Paper: “Techniques to Understand the Changing Needs of Library Users”

This paper will be presented at the upcoming World Library and Information Congress, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly that will take Helsinki this August. Title Techniques to Understand the Changing Needs of Library Users (11 pages; PDF) Author Susan Gibbons University Librarian, Yale University Source IFLA General Conference Web Site Abstract This paper demonstrates […]

New Report From IMLS: "Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users"

From an IMLS Announcement: Public access computers in U.S. public libraries continue to be in high demand according to Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users, a new research brief by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The report dispels some myths that have lingered regarding the target service population for […]

Preprint: "'If It is Too Inconvenient, I’m Not Going After It:' Convenience as a Critical Factor in Information-Seeking Behaviors"

By: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC Research; Timothy J. Dickey, OCLC Research; and Marie L. Radford, Rutgers University. This Preprint is Scheduled to Appear in Library and Information Science Research (33: 179-190) and is being made available by OCLC Research. From the Abstract: In today’s fast-paced world, anecdotal evidence suggests that information tends to inundate people, […]

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. […]