Vermont

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: 22.4 Mbps 16 Mbps
Minimum Download Speed: 2.4 Mbps 0 Mbps
Maximum Download Speed: 1000 Mbps 3000 Mbps
Mean number of public access computers/laptops: 7.3 18.8
Renovated within the last five years: 24.8% 21.3%
Technology Services for Patron Use
E-books: 88.5% 90.3%
Online health resources: 68.1% 76.8%
Mobile apps to access library services and resources: 24.8% 42.7%
Digital Literacy/Public Access Technology Training State
2014-2015
National
2014-2015
General computer skills: 91.1% 86.9%
General familiarity with new technologies (e.g., using e-readers, tablets): 66.1% 61.8%
Social media (e.g., blogging, Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube): 62.5% 57.2%
Library Programs, Information Sessions, & Events State
2014-2015
National
2014-2015
Education Programs:
Summer reading for children: 93.8% 95.4%
GED or equivalent education: 15.9% 34.9%
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) events: 39.8% 34.2%
Economy and Workforce Development Programs:
Applying for jobs: 70.8% 73.1%
Accessing and using online business information resources: 27.4% 47.9%
Providing work space(s) for mobile workers: 51.3% 36.1%
Civic Engagement Programs:
Assisting patrons with access and use of online government (e-government) programs and services: 80.5% 75.6%
Hosting community engagement events (e.g., candidate forums, community conversations): 51.3% 40.2%
Hosting social connection events for young adults (e.g., manga/anime, gaming, book groups): 50.4% 59.8%
Health & Wellness Programs:
Identifying health insurance resources: 66.4% 59.4%
Locating and evaluating free health information online: 60.2% 57.7%
Bringing health care providers to offer limited health care screening services: 6.2% 18.1%