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ERIC Number: ED543065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2010
Grimes, Justin; Manjarrez, C. Arturo; Miller, Kim A.; Owens, Timothy; Swan, Deanne W.; Vese, Rodney D., Jr.; Arroyo, J. Andrea; Craig, Terri; Dorinski, Suzanne; Freeman, Michael; Isaac, Natasha; O'Shea, Patricia; Schilling, Peter; Scotto, Jennifer
Institute of Museum and Library Services
The relatively high use rates and program attendance highlight the public value provided by local libraries at a time of dramatic economic, technology, and demographic change. The Public Libraries in the United States Survey is one important way of examining when, where and how library services are changing to meet those needs. The data, supplied annually by over 98% of public libraries across the country, provides information policymakers and practitioners need to make informed decisions about the support and strategic management of these valuable local assets. The FY 2010 report focuses on the character of public library services, funding and resource changes, and current trends in the public library workforce. As with past annual reports, the first section highlights statistics at the national level. In this section, data from all states has been aggregated to provide current national estimates and to examine trends from prior years. For the first time, the report includes a section of public library indicators. This section is designed to highlight important changes in public services and resources each indicator explores how national estimates differ from those found by region, local, and state. Statistically significant differences are reported for each indicator. The authors have also included state profiles developed for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The profiles contrast public library statistics at the state level to corresponding regional and national level statistics. Appended are: (1) About the Public Libraries Survey; and (2) Technical Notes. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 24 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Institute of Museum and Library Services