Monday, November 19, 2012

To borrow or buy what do eBook users do? Both!

Over the summer ALA and Overdrive conducted a survey of library users to find out what they're thinking and doing about books, eBooks, and libraries.  Check the survey out here.

Just a few highlights:

*  Over 75,000 people participated in the survey, the most (6005) were from New York state.

*  More than half of the eBook readers visit their physical library every month.

*  eBook borrows are also eBook buyers.

*  35% of respondents said they had purchased a book (physical or digital) after borrowing the book from the library.

*  57.5% (37,357 respondents) say they have discovered new books to read through their public libraries.  (Go Readers' Advisory!!)

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Future of Library Jobs

A great link that came to me through my library school's listserv.  Check out what's being said about the future of library jobs a the Library of Congress Digital Preservation Blog.  Some great advice and some great links to other blogs and presentations.

It's not an easy time for anyone to find a job.  Carving out a career in library science means more than just reading stories and selecting best sellers for purchase.  But anything worth having is worth working for, right? 

See you around the library!

Internet Librarian Presentations

Link to presentations from Internet Librarian 2012.  Some of these sound good.  Check them out here.