"Few institutions have been more challenged by the rise of the internet and mobile connectivity than the local library,” said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet Project. “Many libraries have responded with innovations and sweeping overhauls in the way they deliver on their missions. With the Gates Foundation’s support, the Pew Internet Project will provide an in-depth, data-driven analysis of how libraries are responding to technology trends, and how communities’ expectations are changing at a time when library functions are in flux."

— We’re very happy to announce our new 3-year research initiative to study the changing role of public libraries and library users in the digital age, supported by a $1.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation! Learn more