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U.S. Libraries: Computer Use Up, Funding Down: Libraries increasingly find themselves helping job seekers, e-boo...

U.S. Libraries: Computer Use Up, Funding Down: Libraries increasingly find themselves helping job seekers, e-boo...

OpenSite published an infographic yesterday that covers some of the same trends I discussed last week in a podcast interview with the head of the American Library Association, Maureen Sullivan . Some additional facts about U.S. libraries we didn't discuss include (the full graphic is below): Library usage is way up (over the past six years). For example, Boston saw library visits rise 44 percent, Chicago 36 percent, and Brooklyn, N.Y., 31 percent. 70 percent of libraries report rising use of public access computers. Yet, 76 percent report not having enough computers to meet demand, and 45 percent say their Internet connections are too slow. Libraries help tens of millions of job seekers do their seeking; in fact, 72 percent of libraries report helping out with online applications. A 2010 infographic by the non-profit Online Computer Library Center had a few other nice stat...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/education/libr...

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