ERIC Number: ED532558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Public Libraries: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in mid-2011 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field. Most public library staff: (1) Anticipate that the top reason patrons are using their library will change in five years; (2) Are focusing on e-books as their top initiative; and (3) Rely mostly on listservs and e-mail to stay current--while just a few use social media. Opinions are split on the make-up of service points in the future. For public library directors, the top priority is demonstrating value to funders.
Descriptors: Library Personnel, Electronic Mail, Public Libraries, Users (Information), Electronic Libraries, Internet, Librarians
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.