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Jim Loter, director of information technology for the Seattle Public Library, in the KIRO Radio studios. (Photo: Erynn Rose)

How often do you visit your local public library, in person or online?

If you’re a heavy technology user, you’re actually more likely to be engaged with your library and take advantage of its resources, according to a recent study of library users by the Pew Research Center.

So where are libraries headed, and how can they keep up with the expectations and needs of modern technology users? That’s our topic this week on the GeekWire radio show, with our guest Jim Loter, the director of information technology at the Seattle Public Library.

Co-hosting this week is GeekWire columnist Frank Catalano, who has written on the topic of library technology for GeekWire.

Upcoming Event: The Seattle Public Library is hosting a Library Town Hall event on Thursday, June 12, at the Moz headquarters in Seattle, with the goal of understanding how it can better serve startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and others along those lines. RSVP for the event here.

The library conversation begins in the second segment of the show, at 9:40 in the audio player below. You can also listen directly via this MP3 file.

The show begins with our weekly news roundup, covering topics including Microsoft’s upcoming Skype Translator feature and the closet- and garage-sharing startup Stash.

App of the Week: Oyster e-book subscription service.

Name that Tech Tune: The answer to last week’s challenge: Amazon Drones. Congrats to our randomly selected winner, Tom Schonhoff, who coincidentally was Amazon employee No. 5.

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