When you want to search beyond CLAMS – we now offer a new service. This replaces the old “virtual catalog”. The Commonwealth Catalog allows CLAMS patrons to find items not available at a CLAMS library. It searches through millions of titles at participating libraries across Massachusetts. Remember to search the CLAMS Catalog first! Commonwealth Catalog log in page. Commonwealth Catalog FAQs.
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“Americans still love libraries more than any other public institution.”
Read more about it.
All Those Techies Who Predicted the Demise of the Public Library Were Wrong
What kind of library user are you?
“Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or completely “Off the Grid”?
The Pew Research Internet Project has created a library engagement quiz so users can learn how their library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.
“The Library User Quiz is a condensed version of the questions asked in the Pew Research Internet Project’s nationally representative survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older in September 2013.
You can learn more about the findings from that survey in the full library engagement typology report.” –Pew Research Internet Project
Take the Library User Quiz!
From Library Services in the Digital Age, a report released on January 22, 2013 by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project:
“The internet has already had a major impact on how people find and access information, and now the rising popularity of e-books is helping transform Americans’ reading habits. In this changing landscape, public libraries are trying to adjust their services to these new realities while still serving the needs of
patrons who rely on more traditional resources. In a new survey of Americans’ attitudes and expectations for public libraries, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that many library patrons are eager to see libraries’ digital services expand, yet also feel that print books
remain important in the digital age.”
Takeaways from the Pew Research study on libraries
ALA President welcomes new Pew report on ‘Library Services in the Digital Age’