Research results: Market research on the information consumer - in CT & internationally - now available
Additionally, on the research front, OCLC's report has finally been released - on perceptions and habits of information consumers. It's got some interesting findings for librarians - findings we have to pay attention to - for example, "the place libraries hold today is no longer as distinct as it once was.
"Libraries, many of their resources and services, and the information experts who work in libraries appeared to be increasingly less visible to today's information consumer." (6-1)
Finally, we - CLC and iCONN - are collecting feedback from librarians about their experience with the Barnes & Noble Love Your Library promotion. I really enjoyed spending time at the Manchester and Waterbury stores. I helped Deb from CLC gift-wrap items at Manchester on Saturday (to benefit the South Windsor Public Library)... though Deb actually did a lot more of the gifts than I did, I think! And she was there all day on Friday gift-wrapping, as well. We haven't gotten the results from B&N yet, but will let people know once we do about the totals.