Research Brief 5
Research Brief No. 5: The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States


Rural and small public libraries in the United States are community anchors, providing critical services and resources to meet a variety of local needs. This brief provides the agency’s first targeted analysis of trends for rural and small library services. Read More

 
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Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2010


The Public Libraries in the United States Survey report analyzes data supplied annually by over 98% of public libraries across the country. This year’s report features nine performance indicators and examines differences in library service at the locality levels (city, suburb, town, rural and national). Read More

 
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State Library Agency Survey: Fiscal Year 2010


This report marks the fifth release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey, the product of a cooperative effort between the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), IMLS, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

 
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Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2009


This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an introduction, selected findings, and several tables. The report, based on data from the Public Libraries Survey for fiscal year 2009, includes information on visitation, circulation, the availability and use of library computing resources, staffing, library collections and services, and fiscal information such as operating revenue and expenditures. Read More

 
MFAEval ExecSummary
Supporting Museums – Serving Communities: An Evaluation of the Museums for America Program (Executive Summary)


Museums for America (MFA) is the largest IMLS grant program for museums. In 2009 and 2010, RMC Research Corporation carried out an independent evaluation of the program and found that it has had an immediate and sustained impact on museum users. Read More