The Information Needs of Citizens: Where Libraries Fit In
Friday, March 23, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 114
Libraries are trusted and expected to help people get the information and services they want. But Lee Rainie of the Pew Research Center argues there are new hopes (and demands) for libraries to help people navigate an information environment filled with “fake news” and “weaponized narratives.” He will present the latest findings about how librarians can distinguish between the “information engaged” and the “information wary.”
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Discover a new information-consumer segmentation model developed by Pew Research that identifies people's engagement with information 2: Learn how people's "growth mindsets" affects their information interests 3: Hear about the special ways the public thinks libraries can help them get the material they need
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Tags: Leadership, Advocacy, Leadership, Technology
Lee Rainie, Director, Internet and Technology Research
Pew Research Center , Washington , DC
Lee Rainie is the Director of Internet and Technology research at the Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-partisan "fact tank" that studies the social impact of the internet. The Project has issued more than 650 reports based on its surveys that examine people's online activities and the internet's role in their lives. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free at http://www.pewinternet.org.