Wednesday, June 02, 2010

1/3 of Americans Use Computers in Libraries

According to a University of Washington study funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one third of Americans use Computers in libraries to browse the internet.

The study found that library patrons use the computers for a variety of tasks ranging from life changing to the mundane. The availability of internet resources in libraries is expanding the role of librarians to include tasks such as being an employment coach or a homework tutor.

Download link - .pdf version of the study report. (Requires a .pdf reader)

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