1) New PIL Research Report -- The Technology Study
"Balancing Act: How College Students Manage Technology While in the Library during Crunch Time"
Alison J. Head and Michael B. Eisenberg
Released: October 1, 2011
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The Pew Research Center has announced a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the changing role of public libraries in the digital age. Awarded through the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life project, the initiative seeks to determine the ways in which public library patrons' needs and expectations are shifting with the proliferation of e-books, mobile connectivity, and digital content. Through a series of national surveys, focus…Continue
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Trying to focus your research? Find guidance in the newly updated YALSA Research Agenda (PDF), approved this month by YALSA's Board of Directors. Updated for the first time since 1994, the Research Agenda's goal is to determine what research is needed in our field. The introduction to the agenda best states its goals:
"The YALSA Research Agenda was developed by members of…
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Eliza Dresang, Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services and YALSA member, will build on her previous early literacy work with the Pierce County libraries, through a new $635,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Matching funds bring the total project funding to more than $1.2 million.
Early literacy programs are very common in public libraries across the nation, but libraries struggle to find accurate and meaningful ways to measure the impact…Continue
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