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Libraries and librarians prepared for a new Era
April 9, 2013 at 12:58

I share with you an infographic created in relation to the future and the evolution of libraries and librarians. This infographic gives us some information of interest to library users in the US, how they seek information and how they have assimilated new reading technologies. He also talks about how the librarian of the future will be, what his functions will be and the roles he must play within the library.
Library of the future
The spread of mobile devices in the world is giving the possibility to its users to be always informed, connected and interacting with other people or organizations at any time and from any place. In the past, libraries were the gateway to entertainment and information, but all this is changing.
The way to obtain the information has evolved (USA)
The before and the now:
In 2000, 46% of people who used the Internet, in 2012, rose to 82%.
In 2000, 53% were people who owned a mobile phone, in 2012 it amounts to 88%.
In 2000 there was no one to connect wirelessly, in 2012 it amounts to 62%.
In 2000 there was no one who used social networking sites, in 2012 it amounts to 65%.

46% of American adults own a smartphone. 67% of young people between 18 and 24 years old own a smartphone and 71% of people between 25 and 34 years old own a smartphone.
51% of people claim to have used their phone to obtain information for an immediate need and 27% of people who report having problems doing something because they did not have their phone with them.
The search has changed the game
91% of Internet users use search engines to find what they need online.
Internet users are looking to search more frequently:
Once a day or more. 35% in 2004 and 54% in 2012.
3-5 days a week. 18% in 2004 and 16% in 2012.
1-2 days a week. 18% in 2004 and 15% in 2012.
Once every few weeks. 15% in 2004 and 7% in 2012.
Less often / never. 14% in 2004 and 9% in 2012.
Can you trust that information? 73% of users who search the Internet feel that all or most of the information found through the search is accurate or reliable.
The increase in electronic reading.
Reading is no longer reserved exclusively for printed pages. The tablets, e-Readers and audiobooks are changing the landscape of how to take information.
The owners of tablets and e-Readers say they are reading more since the appearance of electronic content.
41% tablet owners say they read more.
35% of the owners of e-Readers say they read more.
Only 19% of adults said they did not read books in any format in the last year.
The preferred format is changing:
In 2010, printed books were the preferred format for 95% of users, by 84% in 2011.
In 2010, electronic books were the preferred format for 4% of users, by 15% in 2011.
In 2010, audiobooks were the preferred format for 4% of users, by 4% in 2011. It remains the same over time.
But still the users are influenced by the situation:
81% of users say they read paper books with children, compared to 9% who say they read e-books with them.
69% of users say they share books on paper, compared to 25% who say they lend their e-books.
43% of users say they read books on paper in bed, compared to 45% who say they read e-books in bed.
35% of users say they select their readings in paper format, compared to 53% that select their readings in electronic format.
19% of users say they read paper books while traveling or traveling, compared to 73% who say they read e-books on their trips or trips.
13% of users say that they are able to quickly obtain a book in paper format, compared to 83% who say that they are able to quickly obtain a book in electronic format.
Most readers of paper books and owners of e-Readers prefer to buy their own copies of books.
Audiobook users still prefer to borrow them.
75% of e-Readers owners search for new e-books first in online bookstores, and only 12% start at the public library.