New York

Printable State and National Issue Briefs

 

2014-2015 State Brief

Public Access Technology and Infrastructure State
2014-2015
National
2014-2015
Broadband
Mean Download speed: 10 Mbps 16 Mbps
Minimum Download Speed: 0.4 Mbps 0 Mbps
Maximum Download Speed: 1000 Mbps 3000 Mbps
Mean number of public access computers/laptops: 18 18.8
Renovated within the last five years: 30.5% 21.3%
Technology Services for Patron Use
E-books: 96.4% 90.3%
Online health resources: 86.0% 76.8%
Mobile apps to access library services and resources: 52.7% 42.7%
Digital Literacy/Public Access Technology Training State
2014-2015
National
2014-2015
General computer skills: 93.8% 86.9%
General familiarity with new technologies (e.g., using e-readers, tablets): 72.4% 61.8%
Social media (e.g., blogging, Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube): 60.3% 57.2%
Library Programs, Information Sessions, & Events State
2014-2015
National
2014-2015
Education Programs:
Summer reading for children: 94.7% 95.4%
GED or equivalent education: 33.6% 34.9%
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) events: 28.3% 34.2%
Economy and Workforce Development Programs:
Applying for jobs: 75.6% 73.1%
Accessing and using online business information resources: 44.3% 47.9%
Providing work space(s) for mobile workers: 31.7% 36.1%
Civic Engagement Programs:
Assisting patrons with access and use of online government (e-government) programs and services: 70.0% 75.6%
Hosting community engagement events (e.g., candidate forums, community conversations): 43.4% 40.2%
Hosting social connection events for young adults (e.g., manga/anime, gaming, book groups): 55.5% 59.8%
Health & Wellness Programs:
Identifying health insurance resources: 57.4% 59.4%
Locating and evaluating free health information online: 63.0% 57.7%
Bringing health care providers to offer limited health care screening services: 23.8% 18.1%