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Study: Library directors moving ahead with plans to rethink libraries

“Library directors are growing increasingly confident about the directions in which they are moving their organizations, a new study found, but the rest of the campus may not have gotten the memo. The Ithaka S+R Library Survey 2016, released this morning, builds on findings from the 2013 edition. It shows many library directors are becoming comfortable with the idea that the library may no longer be the starting point for research, and that they are forging ahead with plans to further boost libraries’ ability to support students and faculty members with their teaching, learning and research.” (via Inside Higher Education)

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Institutional library budgets set to increase, global study concludes – Ingenta

“Institutional library budgets across the globe will increase by 1.4 per cent overall this year, reports the Annual Library Budget Survey, carried out by the Publishers Communication Group (PCG), Ingenta’s publishing consultancy arm.The worldwide study, which interviewed senior librarians in 686 institutional libraries across the globe about their budget spend predictions for 2016, discovered that libraries in the Middle East and Africa region expect the highest levels of budget growth at 4.2 per cent, followed by Asia Pacific (+2.8 per cent) and South America (+2.1 per cent).” (via Ingenta)

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92% of college students prefer print books to e-books, study finds

“If you imagine millennials are just young people entranced by their cellphones or tablet computers, you might want to think again. According to a new study, 92% of college students would rather do their reading the old-fashioned way, with pages and not pixels.The finding comes from American University linguistics professor Naomi S. Baron, author of the book “Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World.” Baron led a team that asked 300 college students in the United States, Slovakia, Japan and Germany how they preferred to read.” (via LA Times)

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How Do Latinos Use, Rate Public Libraries? New Study

“Immigrant Hispanics are less likely than US-born Latinos and other Americans to have ever been to a public library, but when they do, foreign-born Latinos rate library services higher than other groups, according to a new Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends report.About seven-in-ten Latinos ages 16 and older say they have visited a public library or bookmobile at least once in their lifetime, less than their Black counterparts at 80 percent and Whites at 83 percent.” (via NBC News.com)

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Nearly 100 percent of libraries offer tech training and STEM programs, study finds

“According to a new study from the American Library Association ALA, nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training. Combined with maker spaces, coding classes, and programs dedicated to entrepreneurship and small business development, libraries are equipping U.S. communities with the resources and skills needed to succeed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – global marketplace.” (via ALA Dispatch)

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