Why the Internet is More Attractive than the Library

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Kevin M. Randall

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at OCLC Research, discussed results of her research of library user information-seeking behavior and user attitudes toward the library. She discovered that while students and researchers are confident in their own ability to find and use information, information literacy has not kept pace with digital literacy and there is a need for education and support. These findings have implications for librarians and the development of library services to make libraries more relevant today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-56
Number of pages16
JournalSerials Librarian
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • Internet
  • digital visitors and residents
  • information seeking
  • library services
  • online public access catalogue (OPAC)
  • resource discovery
  • user behavior and attitudes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences


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