The Myth and the Reality of the Evolving Patron: The RUSA President’s Program with Lee Rainie

Saturday, June 29, 2013 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Speaker: Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Just how well do you know the people who use your library? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project and co-author of Networked: The New Social Operating System, shares the latest data about how our clientele are interacting with information technology. Learn about patron preferences and behaviors during this program. Then, join Mr. Rainie and library leaders on Sunday, 10:30-11:30 am, to discuss how the data may influence your library's future.

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**Selected as a "top pick" event by Library Journal!

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2013 - 6.29.13 - Evolving Library Patron - RUSA at ALA.pptx - Uploaded by Andrea Hill (Jun 29, 2013 - 2.32 MB
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 4:55pm CDT
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We hope everyone enjoyed today's program with Lee Rainie! Here you will find the PowerPoint slideshow presentation. Thank you for attending!