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OCLC’s Collective Insight series offers this opportunity to learn to define the practice of assessment, explore what drives a successful assessment program, and identify practical tools and techniques that may be tailored to use in reaching the specific assessment goals of your library. Join OCLC and the Boston Library Consortium on April 22nd from 830-12:00 ET for this free webinar.
In an attempt to understand how the digital environment has changed American attitudes toward the public library, the Pew Research Center offers this report, “From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers and Beyond: A Typology of Public Library Engagement in America.” This report, released last month, completes a three-stage research project which began with research into the growing role of ebooks and exploring library services and their value to the community. This typology “explores public libraries’ roles in people’s lives and in American culture writ large—how they are perceived, how they are valued, how people rely on them, and so forth.”