Tag Archives: Pew

ALA applauds initiative to support broadband for public housing residents

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The American Library Association (ALA) today welcomes President Barack Obama’s announcement of the ConnectHome initiative to expand high-speed broadband to public housing residents. The ALA is proud to be a partner in realizing a shared vision to empower more people to thrive online. “Librarians know from our work in communities every day that far, far too many Americans currently lack ... Read More »

New American Libraries supplement examines major trends in digital content

Leading library visionaries and experts discuss trends in digital content technology and the current state of library ebook lending in “Digital Discoveries,” a new digital supplement from American Libraries magazine. Developed by ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), the digital supplement examines the ways that public and school libraries are defining their roles in the evolving digital publishing environment in ... Read More »

A Revolution in 2014

The new year brings a new focus to the Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP)–the Policy Revolution! initiative. As previously reported, this initiative involves a re-evaluation of ALA’s national policy and advocacy strategies and activities, and the subsequent development of an agenda for the coming years. Based on this agenda, new and strengthened relationships will be sought, coupled with increasing ... Read More »

Parental Connection to Libraries Defined

What’s the one thing that nearly all parents agree is valuable for their children? The library, of course! Ninety-four percent of parents say libraries are important for their children, according to new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The study, “Parents’ and Children’s Special Relationship with Reading and Libraries,” reveals the strong connections parents have ... Read More »

Pew Report Finds Patrons Want Books and Technology

This week, the Pew Research Center released the Internet & American Life Project report “Library Services in the Digital Age,” a study that examines the role of libraries in communities and the kinds of services people would like to see from libraries. In response to the report, American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan released a statement welcoming the new report. ... Read More »