Monday, December 16, 2013

Seattle Public Library Holding Survey To Learn How People Use Technology

 We want to hear from you!
The Seattle Public Library is holding a 10 minute on-line survey through Saturday  to learn how the public uses its technology.

The information says:

The Seattle Public Library offers more than 1,000 computers with free Internet access and an array of online services – everything from online homework help to free movie downloads.
"People use Library computers and Internet connections for many purposes, including finding jobs, researching health information, and staying connected with friends and family,” said City Librarian Marcellus Turner.

A similar online survey conducted in 2011 showed many adult patrons used Library computers or Internet connection for civic engagement purposes. Of those using Library computers to engage with the community, 39 percent did so to learn about a political activity, candidate or social cause. A total of 50 percent of technology users utilized Library resources for employment or career purposes.
The IMPACT Survey, is being coordinated by the University of Washington Information School.  City Librarian Turner said survey information will result in improved services.



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