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Students, faculty, staff— join us for the USA vs. Germany game on Thursday, June 26 at 12:00. Both the Downtown and Parham Road campus libraries will be streaming the match as USA and Germany face off in the final game of Group E. Games will be shown in the libraries' instruction room (Downtown 212, Parham … Continue reading World Cup Fever! Watch USA vs. Germany @ DTC and PRC Libraries
The study “Library Services in the Digital Age” from the Pew Internet & American Life Project has just been published. The study asked adults (over the age of 16) about their public library use. Top uses of the library: Borrow books Browse print and media Get help Adult's opinion of public library services: 80% of … Continue reading Library Services in the Digital Age from Pew Research Center
A recent Chronicle of Higher Education article summarizes the findings of a British study conducted by the Joint Information Systems Committee that studied the information seeking habits of those born after 1993. Some of the key highlights of this report: Young people don’t develop good search strategies to find quality information. They might find information on … Continue reading Information Seeking Behavior of the “Google Generation”
A recent Library Journal article, Know Your Students, details the methodology used to conduct an ethnographic study at the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library. It also provides an overview of the findings from this study and interesting insights into how students use the library and spend their time on campus. A previous post on our library blog, An Anthropologist … Continue reading Study Reveals How College Students Use the Library & Spend Their Time
The Libraries at the University of Rochester hired an anthropologist to conduct a study on how students do their research and spend their time. An article from today's Chronicle of Higher Education provides an overview of the study's eye-opening results.