The Pew Research Center has released Libraries at the Crossroads.
Here's an excerpt:
A new survey from Pew Research Center brings this complex situation into stark relief. Many Americans say they want public libraries to:
- support local education;
- serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
- help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
- embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.