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Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations

Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds.
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Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers, tablets or smartphones may seem like unlikely companions, but it’s really all about information. Continue reading →
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Reading Books Is Fundamental

Reading Books Is Fundamental | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
I enjoy social media, but there is no intellectual equivalent to allowing oneself the time and space to get lost in another person’s mind.
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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Tech-savvy American young adults are more likely than older adults to have read printed books in the past year, are more likely to appreciate reading in libraries, and are just as strong supporters of traditional library services as older adults, a new national report from the Pew Research Centershows. According to the survey of Americans ages 16–29, a majority of young adults believe it is “very important” for libraries to have librarians and books for borrowing, while relatively few think that libraries should automate most library services or move most services online.

The report, “Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations,” also finds that younger Americans—despite being heavy technology users overall—still believe, as do older adults, that print books should have a central place at libraries, with few young adult responders (only 23 percent) strongly supporting moving books out of public areas to create room for things such as technology centers, meeting rooms, and cultural events."

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American Teens Doing Better In Science Than Public Realizes

American Teens Doing Better In Science Than Public Realizes | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- American teenagers aren't doing as poorly on international science tests as adults think. Despite the misconception, people don't think the subject should get greater emphasis in schools, a survey released Monday found.
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By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide | MindShift

By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide | MindShift | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A new Pew Research survey of more than 2,400 middle school and high school teachers released today shows that, while teachers believe technology has helped with their teaching, it’s also brought new challenges — including the possibility of creating a bigger rift between low-income and high-income students."


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7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research
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From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.
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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.
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Heather Perkinson's comment, May 21, 2013 9:06 PM
Same poll shows that teens are leaving Facebook and moving to Twitter: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/poll-teens-migrating-twitter
Heather Perkinson's comment, May 21, 2013 9:09 PM
Here are the results as an infographic: http://www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/2013/Teens-Social-Media-And-Privacy.aspx
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Report: More youth use smartphones as route to Web

Report: More youth use smartphones as route to Web | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Don't assume that the kid with the cell phone in their hand is "just texting" or "just playing a game": Pew Internet research reports that more and more, kids use their phone to access the web--and, along with its many distractions, the information and learning tools that are available online.

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Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch

Pew Study Suggests Libraries (And Print) Still Have A Future In An E-Book World | TechCrunch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at the future of libraries.
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