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ERIC Number: EJ926252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
On Average: How Your Library Budget Stacks Up
Kaser, Dick
Computers in Libraries, v31 n2 p33-35 Mar 2011
Last fall, Information Today, Inc.'s research division, Unisphere Research, conducted a survey of more than 1,200 public, academic, government, and special librarians with budget authority in North America. The study determined that after a couple of devastating years, most libraries are projecting budget stabilization in 2011. Naturally, conditions vary by library type and size. While library budgets shrank, demand for library services increased, with many of the survey respondents reporting an increased demand from patrons for career-related information and skills training, including English-language instruction. Even when the going got tough in 2010, librarians reported that in many cases they increased spending for certain products and services in order to continue delivering services while making ends meet. Going forward, the librarians surveyed said that they will be placing an emphasis on front-facing services this year, including offering programs to assist patrons in accessing and effectively using information services.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North America