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Research Area Education

Most common use of library computers among teenagers was to do homework

Among teenagers surveyed between the ages of 14-18, 42% reported that the most common use of library computers was to do homework.

Tags: education, benefits, library, teenagers, public library, school, homework, learn, use

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

Among young adults surveyed (14–24 years of age) in households below the federal poverty line, 61% used public library computers and Internet for educational purposes.

Among young adults surveyed (14–24 years of age) in households below the federal poverty line, 61% used public library computers and Internet for educational purposes.

Tags: education, poverty, benefits, library, public library

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

42% of library computer users leverage library technology resources to help achieve educational goals.

42% of library computer users surveyed (an estimated 32.5 million people) leveraged the library technology resources to help them achieve their educational goals.

Tags: consumer benefits, education, library

Becker, Samantha, Michael D. Crandall, Karen E. Fisher, Bo Kinney,Carol Landry, and Anita Rocha. (2010). Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries. (IMLS-2010-RES-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services.Washington, D.C.

80% of parents say the Internet helps children with their schoolwork.

Tags: consumer benefits, education

“September Commission Meeting” Federal Communications Commission. September 29, 2009.

41% of students use email and messaging to contact teachers or classmates about schoolwork.

Tags: education, consumer benefits.

“September Commission Meeting” Federal Communications Commission. September 29, 2009.

Students without broadband connections lack access to the same level of information as their connected peers.

Tags: education, consumer benefits.

“September Commission Meeting” Federal Communications Commission. September 29, 2009.

65% of teens go online at home to complete Internet-related homework.

Tags: education, consumer benefits.

“September Commission Meeting” Federal Communications Commission. September 29, 2009.

71% of teens say Internet has been primary source for recent school project.

Tags: education, consumer benefits.

“September Commission Meeting” Federal Communications Commission. September 29, 2009.

About 5,400 public libraries now offer e-books, as well as digitally downloadable audio books, but the collections are still tiny compared with print troves.

Tags: education, libraries, e-books, audio books

Motoko Rich, “Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending,” New York Times. October 14, 2009

The New York Public Library has about 18,300 e-book titles, compared with 860,500 in circulating print titles, and purchases of digital books represent less than 1 percent of the library’s overall acquisition budget.

Tags: education, libraries, e-books

Motoko Rich, “Libraries and Readers Wade Into Digital Lending,” New York Times. October 14, 2009
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