The Resource Younger Americans' library habits and expectations, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, (electronic resource)

Younger Americans' library habits and expectations, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, (electronic resource)

Label
Younger Americans' library habits and expectations
Title
Younger Americans' library habits and expectations
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell
Creator
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services."
  • "Younger Americans--those ages 16-29--exhibit a fascinating mix of habits and preferences when it comes to reading, libraries, and technology. Almost all Americans under age 30 are online, and they are more likely than older patrons to use libraries' computer and internet connections; however, they are also still closely bound to print, as three-quarters (75%) of younger Americans say they have read at least one book in print in the past year, compared with 64% of adults ages 30 and older. Similarly, younger Americans' library usage reflect a blend of traditional and technological services. Americans under age 30 are just as likely as older adults to visit the library, and once there they borrow print books and browse the shelves at similar rates. Large majorities of those under age 30 say it is "very important" for libraries to have librarians as well as books for borrowing, and relatively few think that libraries should automate most library services, move most services online, or move print books out of public areas. At the same time, younger library visitors are more likely than older patrons to access the library's internet or computers or use the library's research resources, such as databases. And younger patrons are also significantly more likely than those ages 30 and older to use the library as a study or "hang out" space: 60% of younger patrons say they go to the library to study, sit and read, or watch or listen to media, significantly more than the 45% of older patrons who do this. And a majority of Americans of all age groups say libraries should have more comfortable spaces for reading, working, and relaxing."--Page 3
Cataloging source
OSO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zickuhr, Kathryn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ799.7
LC item number
.Z53 2013eb online
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rainie, Harrison
  • Purcell, Kristen
  • Pew Internet & American Life Project
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Generation Y
  • Youth
  • Public libraries
Label
Younger Americans' library habits and expectations, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"June 25, 2013."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Libraries in younger Americans' lives and communities
  • Family members' library use from childhood
  • Library cards
  • Younger Americans' library use: In-person visits
  • Younger Americans' library use: Library websites
  • Changes in library use in recent years
  • Experiences at libraries are mostly positive
  • How important libraries are to individuals and their communities
  • How much people know about what their library offers
  • Summary of findings
  • Part III.
  • Library patrons' activities and expectations
  • Overview
  • I.
  • Books and media
  • II.
  • Technology and information resources
  • III.
  • Programs and spaces for younger patrons
  • Part IV.
  • About this research
  • New services and innovations
  • Methods
  • Acknowledgements
  • Disclaimer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Part I.
  • A portrait of younger Americans' reading habits and technology use
  • Internet use and home internet use
  • Reading habits
Control code
850960212
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)850960212
Label
Younger Americans' library habits and expectations, Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"June 25, 2013."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Part II.
  • Libraries in younger Americans' lives and communities
  • Family members' library use from childhood
  • Library cards
  • Younger Americans' library use: In-person visits
  • Younger Americans' library use: Library websites
  • Changes in library use in recent years
  • Experiences at libraries are mostly positive
  • How important libraries are to individuals and their communities
  • How much people know about what their library offers
  • Summary of findings
  • Part III.
  • Library patrons' activities and expectations
  • Overview
  • I.
  • Books and media
  • II.
  • Technology and information resources
  • III.
  • Programs and spaces for younger patrons
  • Part IV.
  • About this research
  • New services and innovations
  • Methods
  • Acknowledgements
  • Disclaimer from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Part I.
  • A portrait of younger Americans' reading habits and technology use
  • Internet use and home internet use
  • Reading habits
Control code
850960212
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (57 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)850960212

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