ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries 2011

ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries 2011

The American Library Association’s Public Information Office has just released the State of America’s Libraries, a 2011 digital publication.

This is a key resource for practitioners and students to keep up with trends and find current statistics. The report covers public, school and academic libraries and provides information on topics ranging from social networking to library funding.

Some highlights from the executive summary:

  • Libraries remain a key resource for job seekers and entrepreneurs
  • Libraries are a sound economic investment
  • School and academic libraries are doing more with less
  • Technology offers both opportunities and challenges for libraries
  • Other issues touched on in the report include privacy and library advocacy

The report can be read online as a Z-Mag or downloaded as a PDF. Readers have options to email or print it as well.