Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Young & Well Connected use Libraries More

A recent study by the Pew Center and UIUC (Univ. of IL at Urbana-Champaign) found that people 18 to 30 years old were the age group most likely to have recently used a library. From the site:

The survey results challenge the assumption that libraries are losing relevance in the internet age. Libraries drew visits by more than half of Americans (53%) in the past year for all kinds of purposes, not just the problems mentioned in this survey. And it was the young adults in tech-loving Generation Y (age 18-30) who led the pack. Compared to their elders, Gen Y members were the most likely to use libraries for problem-solving information and in general patronage for any purpose.

Seldom miss an opportunity to give a plug for library use :-) Check out the full report at the site.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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