2008-2009 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study Press Kit

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With national unemployment topping 9 percent and many Americans seeking online information and new technology skills that can help keep them and their families afloat in hard times, U.S. public libraries are first responders in a time of economic uncertainty.

Libraries Connect Communities 3: Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2008-2009, a new report released today by the American Library Association (ALA), says libraries are serving as crucial technology hubs for people in need of free Web access, computer training, and assistance finding and using E-Government and job resources.  [More]

 Key study results & findings at a glance:

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Study Summary

Data was gathered from more than 4,300 public libraries in a national survey (72.8% response rate), 45 Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (90% response rate) and focus groups and site visits in Indiana and Wisconsin

 

 

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(Broadband Summit, YouTube, May 2009)

Library stories - Voices from the front lines

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Macey Morales, Manager, ALA Media Relations, interviews Larra Clark, Project Manager, ALA ORS, on the release of the 2009 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study.[Listen]

 

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Fact Sheets

American Library Association Fact Sheet

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation U.S. Libraries Initiative
 

Additional resources

Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study 2008–2009

U.S. Public Libraries and E-government Services [PDF]

E-government for Public Librarians

Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study Advisory Committee

Previous Studies

 

Media Contact: Macey Morales, Manager, ALA Media Relations, 312-280-4393 mmorales@ala.org