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Library and Information Science Statistics - Web Sources
There are numerous sources on the Internet and in the print Reference collection that provide statistical information on libraries and the profession. Selected web sources are listed below, and print sources are to the right.
ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics: 2019 Survey Information
The ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey, administered by the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board and designed to gather information at the national levels from all types of academic libraries.
ALA Library Statistics and Figures
A collection of often requested numeric information about libraries in the U.S.
ARL Annual Salary Survey
The ARL Annual Salary Survey reports salaries for more than 12,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries on an annual basis. These data are used to determine whether salaries are competitive, equitable across institutions and personal characteristics, and keeping up with inflation.
ARL Statistics is a series of annual surveys that describe the collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities for ARL member libraries. Statistics have been collected and published annually for research libraries since 1907-08. ARL Statistics data shape major policy decisions and institutional strategies.
Digest of Education Statistics, 2018
The Digest's purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.
IFLA World Library Map of the World
Selected library performance metrics provide national level library data across all types of libraries in all regions of the world. Adjust map view settings to search by country and explore worldwide totals.
Institute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS) Data Catalog
Explore all of IMLS's data, including the Public Libraries Survey, Museum Survey, and more Collected annually since 1994 and biennially after 2010
National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA)
The National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA) has an ambitious goal: to conduct foundational research documenting and illuminating the potential of library public programs to fortify libraries, strengthen communities, and improve lives.
New York State Public Library Data - Bibliostat CollectConnect Information
Bibliostat Connect provides New York data back to 1991 from the Annual Report for Public and Association Libraries and the latest data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) for all public libraries in the nation.
Academic Library Trends and Statistics by
Call Number: Dewey Books Z675.U5 A367
Library and Book Trade Almanac
Call Number: Dewey Library Reference Z731 .A47
Publication Date: 2019
This is an indispensable source for statistics on libraries and the book trade.
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