Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Libraries Connect Communities 3" Study Published

Link to American Library Association announcement.

Link to study.

Highlights reports in October 20 Library Research Service post.
  1. More than 71 percent of all libraries (and 79 percent of rural libraries) report they are the only source of free access to computers and the Internet in their communities.
  2. 66 percent of public libraries rank job-seeking services, including resume writing and Internet job searches, among the most crucial online services they offer – up from 44 percent two years ago.
  3. More than 90 percent of public libraries provide technology training such as online job-seeking and career-related classes.

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