Public Librarian Use of Google and its Features & Apps (ISBN No:978-157440-428-9 )

This 200+ page report presents detailed data on the use by public librarians of Gmail, YouTube, Google Images, Google Scholar, Google Forms, Chrome, Google Advanced Search, Google Maps, Google Drive and many many other Google applications and apps.  The report helps its readers to answer questions such as: which Google features and apps do public librarians find most useful? How much time do they spend using these apps? What are they using them for?  Sixty librarians from public libraries across the United States took part in the survey and data is broken out by age and gender and general work title of the librarian, and the budget size and population service area of the participating libraries. 

Just a few of the study’s many findings are that:

·         The mean percentage of total use of search engines accounted for by the use of the Google search engine was 81.12 percent; the median, 90 percent, and the range was 5 to 100 percent. 

·         Public librarians between the ages of 30 and 39 use Google Photos more often than their older peers, a 42.86 percent plurality use Google Photos often and 14.29 percent more use it very often.

·         For the entire sample, 41.67 percent never really use Google Drive, 11.67 percent seldom use it, 10 percent sometimes use it, 6.67 percent often use it, and 30 percent use Google Drive very often.

·         Librarians working in libraries serving area populations above 45,000 spent a mean 3.19 hours in a range of 0 to 25 hours using Google Calendar in connection with their work while librarians working in libraries serving area populations below 2,000 spent a mean 1.48 hours in a range of 0 to 8 hours using Google Calendar for work related purposes in the past month. 

Higher Education Management

Report coverage in this topic area includes: marketing, enrollment and public relations; advancement and fundraising; international and domestic student services; retention and assessment; technology management, facilities managment, and much more.

Law Firm and Law Library Management

Reports in this area can be roughly grouped into 4 types: surveys of law libraries, surveys of attorneys in major law firms, surveys of management personnel in major law firms, and surveys of law school faculty and administrators.


Subject areas covered include: content management, materials purchasing, facilities management, digitization, purchasing and negotiations, open access and digital repositories, personnel management and training, budgeting, fundraising and much more.

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