Kristen Purcell, Research Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, will share data on the latest digital information trends and discuss how those trends are shaping the way libraries and other content-oriented organizations interact with their audiences. Trends to be discussed include the continued popularity of social media, the rise of mobile internethandheld devices and apps, the move towards augmented realities, and the shifting role of the “expert” in today’s information ecology. These trends, and others, are revolutionizing how people consume information, and are reshaping the public’s expectations about information access and immersion.

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