METRO & ACRL/NY Present: Libraries in Flux

Speaker Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. Since December 1999, the Washington D.C. research center has examined how people’s internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic ...


Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, a non-profit, non–partisan “fact tank” that studies the social impact of the internet. Since December 1999, the Washington D.C. research center has examined how people’s internet use affects their families, communities, health care, education, civic and political life, and work places.


 


The Project has issued more than 300 reports based on its surveys that examine people’s online activities and the internet’s role in their lives. All of its reports and datasets are available online for free at: http://www.pewinternet.org.


 


Lee is a co-author of Up for Grabs, Hopes and Fears, Ubiquity, Mobility, Security, and Challenges and Opportunities. All are based on Project surveys about the future of the internet. He is also writing a book entitled Networked: The new social operating system with sociologist Barry Wellman about the social impact of the internet and cell phones for MIT Press.


 


Prior to launching the Pew Internet Project, Lee was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has a master’s degree in political science from Long Island University.

Full Description
Enjoy refreshments and networking starting at 3:00 PM before the lecture begins promptly at 3:30 PM. 
 
Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, will discuss the Project's findings about how people gather, share, and create information on the internet and with their mobile phones.  He will describe how libraries can fit into the social networks that are the main social structures for learning and caring in the 21st Century.  And he will describe the work that the Project is doing with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation about the role of libraries in the lives of their patrons and communities.
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Mon, Mar. 19, 2012
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
US