The Impact Survey is an online tool developed specifically for libraries that want to survey their community about public access technology services at the library and how to improve those services to enable better patron outcomes.
US IMPACT Study is putting the finishing touches on Impact Survey. Sign up at http://impactsurvey.org to be notified when the survey goes live. Attending ALA in Chicago? Visit us at booth #115 in the exhibit hall.
Access to the Internet has become a central part of American society, helping all of us in many areas of our daily lives. Over the past twenty years, libraries and community technology centers have taken on the role of public access centers for those who are unable to reach the Internet at home or work, for reasons ranging from lack of financial resources to personal preference. The U.S. Impact Study is examining the users and use of these public services to better understand the impact of free access to computers and the Internet on the individuals, families and communities served by these public and private resources.