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The Condition of Libraries: 1999-2009 (ALA)

Just in time for ALA Midwinter. Looks like this will be the must read item for everyone on the plane there!
For Immediate Release,
January 12, 2010
New ALA report details economic trends in libraries and 2010 outlook
CHICAGO – At every turn, news reports and research indicate fairly dramatic changes in U.S. library funding, services and staffing – most occurring in the last 18 months. According to a new report prepared by the American Library Association (ALA), libraries of all types are feeling the pinch of the economic downturn while managing sky-high use.
Compiled from a broad range of available sources, The Condition of Libraries: 1999-2009 presents U.S. economic trends (2009), and summarizes trends in public, school and academic libraries across several library measures, including expenditures, staffing and services. The report also highlights trends in services provided to libraries by library cooperatives and consortia.
http://www.ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/news/pressreleases2010/january2010/outlook_ors.cfm
The full report is available at http://www.ala.org/ala/research/initiatives/Condition_of_Libraries_1999.20.pdf. Individual reports by type of library are available at http://www.ala.org/ala/research/index.cfm.
Looking forward to seeing folks in Boston this weekend.
Stephen

Posted on: January 13, 2010, 1:07 pm Category: Uncategorized

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