C104/C105 – Libraries & the Big Picture: Facts, Trends, & Next! #CILDC 3:15-5pm 4/7/2014

Program description:

Kathryn Zickuhr, Research Associate, Internet Project, Pew Research Center
Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-Chief, Online Searcher magazine
Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting Inc., Dysart & Jones Associates
The Pew Research Center’s next report on public libraries in the digital age is being released in March—an in-depth analysis of library users and non-users’s habits and attitudes. Zickuhr explains the findings and their implications for libraries as they plan for the future. The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) recently talked to key players (including Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie) in the information and technology industries and came up with key trends. Hear about the report as well as other trends our industry watchers see things we need to pay attention to as we plan for our communities in the future. Includes discussion time with colleagues about what they see as well and what it means for libraries and their strategies going forward.