Skip to content

Tag: John Horrigan

Pew Research Center to share new data on libraries as community hubs

Over the last three years, the Pew Research Center has deftly documented how Americans perceive, use and aspire for U.S. public libraries. From e-book readership to library user typologies, to better understanding how Hispanics use public libraries, Pew researchers have added to our knowledge of our communities—users and non-users alike.…

1 Comment

Public libraries top public Wi-Fi spot for African Americans, Latinos

A first-of-its-kind survey (pdf) finds that public libraries are the most common public Wi-Fi access point for African Americans and Latinos—with roughly one-third of these communities using public library Wi-Fi. This is true for 23 percent of white people, who list school as their top public Wi-Fi spot. The study…

4 Comments

Time to retire the “digital divide”?

Today prominent researcher John Horrigan proposed a new take on what many have referred to as “digital literacy” as part of a new report released at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). “Digital Readiness” shares findings from a 2013 national survey and proposes recommendations to address the “twin challenges…

2 Comments

RSVP now: ALA to participate in digital readiness panel in DC June 17

In spite of the growing prominence of and reliance on Internet-connected devices, nearly one-third of American adults lack the digital readiness necessary to properly utilize many new technological applications. Next Tuesday, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) will convene an expert panel to analyze the current state of digital…

Leave a Comment