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ERIC Number: EJ940916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-15
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
LJ's Book Buying Survey 2011: Uphill Battle
Hoffert, Barbara
Library Journal, v136 n3 p36-38 Feb 2011
Respondents to "Library Journal's" ("LJ") annual book buying survey of public libraries nationwide reported that adult book budgets were down eight percent overall, the largest plunge recorded since the survey began in 1998. What's more, for the first time ever, cuts were reported for every region of the country and every size of population served. That these cuts came on top of reductions averaging 2.3 percent and 4.9 percent, as reported in the 2008 and 2009 surveys, respectively, suggests how hard up librarians must feel. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A