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Access data on the digital divide for lower-income Americans and see links for other groups, such as the disabled or the rural population, on PEW’s Fact-Tank. ...

The PEW Research Center has posted The Future of Jobs and Jobs Training.  With AI performing more tasks, PEW asked experts whether workers will be able to keep up with needed skills.  The article discusses the most important skills needed to succeed, the skills that can be effectively...

Janet Eldred, Director, Hollidaysburg Area Public Library

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class.  Grantees had their choice of an article...

A recent Pew Research Center report about lifelong learning and technology found that “74% of adults participate in learning activities in which they had done at least one of several activities, such as reading how-to materials or taken courses in pursuit of learning more...

Google Fiber has shown the benefits of broadband in the areas it serves but 5 million households with school-age children still lack broadband in the home, according to this eSchool News article. Last year PEW Research broke down the homework gap by income.  Hear some stories...

Sixty-two percent of local libraries offer online career or job related resources, 35% of local libraries offer GED prep courses and materials and 33% offer programs on starting a new business. Although seventy-six percent of adults say libraries serve the learning and educational...

The PEW Research Center’s State of Privacy in America finds that 86% of internet users have taken steps online to “remove or mask their digital footprints, but many say they would like to do more or are unaware of tools they could use.”  Read more. What information...

According to the PEW Research Center, 78% of adults under 30 own a laptop or desktop computer.  This has decreased from 88% in 2010.  Read more about device ownership. ...

This year’s PEW Survey finds that young adults 18-29 were more likely to have a read a book over the past year than older Americans.  Read more about this year’s survey results.   ...

The Pew Research Center survey report, Libraries at the Crossroads, highlights what people say they want to see from their library. PEW finds that many Americans want public libraries to: support local education; serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military...