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

 
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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

 
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Research Brief No. 4: Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users


This brief provides a demographic analysis of public access computer users and uses and demonstrates that public libraries are providing much more than basic technology access. Read More

 
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Opportunity for All: How Library Policies and Practices Impact Public Internet Access


This report offers an analysis of the service in four public library systems and makes recommendations for strategies that help to sustain and improve public access service. Read More

 
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Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries


Conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IMLS, this report is based on the first large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries. Read More

 
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Research Brief No. 3: Majority of States Report Decline in Support for Library Services


Like many state-level agencies, State Library Administrative Agencies are experiencing serious cuts to their budgets. These cuts come at a time when record numbers of people, across a wide range of social and economic circumstances, are turning to libraries to meet some very basic information needs. Read More

 
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State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2009


This report marks the fourth 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) 2009. 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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Advancing Research and Practice in Digital Curation and Publishing


Summary Report and Recommendations of the Workshop on Next Steps in Research, Education and Practice, that was held in London on June 26, 2010, and cosponsored and organized by the University College London Department of Information Studies and IMLS. Read More

 
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Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2008


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 2008, 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

 
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Research Brief No. 2: State Library Agency Service Trends: 1999–2008


The second Research Brief gives an overview of the revenues, expenditures, and services provided by state library agencies (StLAs) during fiscal year (FY) 2008. Read More

 
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Research Brief No. 1: Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007


The first Research Brief identifies important changes public libraries have made to address patron needs in an increasingly Internet-centric environment and explores service differences in urban and rural communities. Read More

 
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State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2008


This report marks the third 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) 2008. 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 2007


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 2007, includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, library collections and services, full-time equivalent staff, and operating revenue and expenditures. Read More

 
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Future of Museums and Libraries: A Discussion Guide


The result of a two-day meeting in which a diverse group of colleagues came together to share and debate, this guide is designed to provide a structure for future discussion among museum and library professionals, policy makers, funders, users, researchers, and partners. Read More

 
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Data Note No. 1: Libraries Use Broadband Internet Service to Serve High Need Communities


The first Data Note to be released by IMLS presents recent statistics on broadband Internet access in U.S. public libraries. It discusses how libraries use technology and provide content to meet the needs of patrons in the digital age. Read More

 
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Catalyst for Change: LSTA Grants to States Program Activities and the Transformation of Library Services to the Public


This report underscores the value of the LSTA Grants to States program in helping libraries embrace technology, establish new service models, and engage the public. It provides a snapshot of the program, for the period from 2003 through 2006. Read More

 
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Exhibiting Public Value


This study provides the first major review of museum public finance in the United States. It explores public support from federal, state, and local government sources, focusing particular attention on levels of financial support and types of delivery mechanisms for public funding. Read More

 
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Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2006


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 2006, includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, library collections and services, full-time equivalent staff, and operating revenue and expenditures. Read More

 
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State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2007


This report marks the second 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 state fiscal year (FY) 2007. 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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Museums and Libraries Engaging America’s Youth: Final Report of a Study of IMLS Youth Programs, 1998-2003


This report shares the results of a year-long study of the impact of IMLS grants (1998-2003) though programs that served youth aged 9-19. Nearly 400 museum and library programs were surveyed about their goals, strategies, content, audience, and structure, as well as about their impact, effectiveness, and outcomes. Read More

 
Framework of Guidance for Building Good Digital Collections


Identifies principles of good practice and current standards in four areas: collections, digital objects, metadata, and digital projects. The Framework was developed with IMLS support and is maintained by the National Information Standards Organization. Read More

 
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Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2005


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 2005, includes information on population of legal service area, service outlets, library collections and services, full-time equivalent staff, and operating revenue and expenditures. NCES Publication Number: 2008301 Read More

 
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State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2006


This report marks the first release of library statistics data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. It contains data on state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year (FY) 2006. 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), the U.S. NCLIS, the NCES and the U.S. Census Bureau. Read More

 
Households Use of Public and Other Types of Libraries: 2002
Households Use of Public and Other Types of Libraries: 2002


This ED TAB presents a series of tabulations that highlight households’ use of public libraries. Patterns of library use by household demographic, social, economic, and geographic characteristics are presented. The data for this ED TAB were collected as part of the October 2002 Current Population Survey (CPS) Library Supplement. NCES Publication Number: 2007327 Read More

 
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ED TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2005


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2005. The report includes information on governance, collections and services, service outlets and staff, revenue, and expenditures. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES Publication Number: 2007300 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2004


This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with an introduction, findings, and numerous tables. The report is based on data from the Public Libraries Survey for fiscal year 2004. NCES Publication Number: 2006349 Read More

 
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Museums and Libraries Engaging America’s Youth: Youth Practitioner's Guide


Created for museum and library practitioners who are building, or wish to build, strong programs to reach and engage youth, this guide contains a variety of resources and references to critical works that have been gathered from the fields of youth and community development, education, and informal learning. Read More

 
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Designs for Change: Libraries and Productive Aging


As the first of the baby boomers turn 60, public libraries are preparing to offer creative alternatives to retirement to a generation notorious for their idealism and activism. This report from the Americans for Libraries Council (ALC) and IMLS offers guidelines, demographics, and examples of model programs to public libraries interested in connecting these active older adults to new opportunities for learning, work, and community service. Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2004


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2004. The report includes information on governance, collections and services, service outlets and staff, revenue, and expenditures. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES Publication Number: 2006303 Read More

 
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Charting the Landscape, Mapping New Paths: Museums, Libraries, and K-12 Learning


On August 30-31, 2004 the Institute convened a conference and workshop examining the intersections of museums, libraries, and K-12 education. The resulting report captures the key issues that emerged at the workshop, highlights seminal project and partnership examples, and provides some common language around a vision for how museum/school/library collaborations can contribute to a learning society. Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2003


This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas, with an introduction, findings, and numerous tables. The report is based on data from the Public Libraries Survey, Fiscal Year 2003. NCES Publication Number: 2005363 Read More

 
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Museum Data Collection Report and Analysis


Commissioned by IMLS to assess the status of data collection activities in the museum community, the Museum Data Collection Report reinforces recommendations made by a similar 1998 study, addressing the need for systematic data collection to inform public policy and museum management decision-making. Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2002


This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas for state fiscal year 2002, with an introduction, findings, and numerous tables. NCES Publication Number: 2005356 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2003


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for fiscal year 2003. The report includes information on governance, collections and services, service outlets and staff, revenue, expenditures, and public policy issues. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES Publication Number: 2005330 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2002


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 2002. The report includes information on staff, revenue, expenditures, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, service outlets, service and development transactions, collections, allied operations, and electronic services. NCES Publication Number: 2004304 Read More

 
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Toward Equality of Access: The Role of Public Libraries in Addressing the Digital Divide


Studies the role public libraries have played in helping to narrow the digital divide. Read More

 
Report of the Workshop on Opportunities for Research on the Creation, Management, Preservation and Use of Digital Content


The University of Florida, Florida Center for Library Automation, convened a workshop in March 2003 to assess research needs related to digital cultural content. This report summarizes the results of the workshop and presents suggestions for useful areas of research. Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2001


This report includes national and state summary data on public libraries in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas for state fiscal year 2001, with highlights and numerous tables. Data are included on circulation, library visits, reference transactions, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance, service outlets, public service hours, Internet access, staff, income, expenditures, and more. NCES Publication Number: 2003399 Read More

 
Assessment of End-User Needs in IMLS-Funded Digitization Projects


An IMLS-commissioned study of the needs-assessment practices used in digitization projects. Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2001


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 2001. The report includes information on staff, revenue, expenditures, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, service outlets, service and development transactions, collections, allied operations, and electronic services. NCES Publication Number: 2003309 Read More

 
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E.D. Tab: Public Libraries in the United States, Fiscal Year 2000


This report provides summary data about public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (and in the outlying areas of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, and the Virgin Islands), for state fiscal year 2000, with highlights and numerous tables. Data are included on circulation, library visits, reference transactions, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance, service outlets, public service hours, Internet access, and more. NCES Publication Number: 2002344 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 1999


This report provides summary data about public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (and in the outlying areas of Guam and the Northern Marianas), for state fiscal year 1999, with highlights and numerous tables. Data are included on circulation, library visits, reference transactions, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance, service outlets, public service hours, Internet access, staff, income, expenditures, and more. NCES Publication Number: 2002308 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 2000


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 2000. The report includes information on staff, income, expenditures, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, service outlets, service and development transactions, collections, allied operations, and electronic services. NCES Publication Number: 2002302 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: FY 1998


This report provides summary data about public libraries in the 50 states and the District of Columbia (and in the outlying areas of Guam and the Northern Mariana's), for state fiscal year 1998, with highlights and numerous tables. Data are included on circulation, library visits, reference transactions, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance, circulation of children's materials, service outlets, public service hours, Internet access, staff, and more. NCES Publication Number: 2001307 Read More

 
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Public Library Trends Analysis Fiscal Years 1992-1996


The Public Library Trends Analysis report summarizes 5 years of public library data collected through the Public Libraries Survey, for fiscal years 1992-1996. The survey is conducted annually by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the Federal-State Cooperative System for Public Library Data. NCES Publication Number: 2001324 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 1999


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1999. The report includes information on staff, income, expenditures, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, service outlets, service and development transactions, collections, allied operations, and electronic services. NCES Publication Number: 2000374 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: FY 1997


This report provides summary data about public libraries in the fifty states and the District of Columbia (and the outlying area of the Northern Marianas), for state fiscal year 1997, with highlights and numerous tables. Data are included on service measures such as circulation, library visits, reference transactions, public service hours, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance and circulation of children's materials, and on staff, income, and more. NCES Publication Number: 2000316 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies, Fiscal Year 1998


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1998. The report includes information on staff, income, expenditures, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, service outlets, service and development transactions, collections, and allied operations, and electronic services. NCES Publication Number: 2000318 Read More

 
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Perspectives on Outcome Based Evaluation for Libraries and Museums


Discusses a method of program evaluation increasingly preferred by many funders. Read More

 
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Evaluation of the NCES State Library Agencies Survey


This report evaluates selected fiscal data collected on NCES's State Library Agencies Survey. The evaluation had two objectives: (1) to check for duplication of fiscal data collected on this survey with compliance data collected on the Annual Financial and Performance Report forms of the Office of Library Programs, a former agency of the U.S. Department of Education, and (2) to analyze selected definitions of fiscal items on the survey. NCES Publication Number: 1999312 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 1997


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1997. The report includes information on income, operating expenditures, financial assistance to libraries, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, service outlets, service and development transactions, collections, and allied operations. NCES Publication Number: 1999304 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: FY 1996


This report provides summary data about public libraries in the fifty states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1996, with highlights and numerous tables. Data are included on service measures such as circulation, library visits, reference transactions, public service hours, interlibrary loans, children's program attendance and circulation of children's materials. NCES Publication Number: 1999306 Read More

 
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How Does Your Public Library Compare’ Service Performance of Peer Groups


The report categorized almost 9,000 public libraries into peer groups based on size of population of the legal service area and total operating expenditures. Then, comparisons of service performance were made, based on 5 input variables and 7 output variables. The input variables included public library service hours per year, total librarians, total ALA-MLS librarians, total number ofsubscriptions, and total number of books and serials. NCES Publication Number: 98310 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies: Fiscal Year 1996


A report of basic data on state library agencies in the 50 States and D.C. - income and expenditures, staff, numbers of outlets, library services, and type and size of collections. NCES Publication Number: 98258 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: FY 1995


The tables in this E.D. TAB summarizes information about public libraries in the fifty states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1995. They include information about service measures such as reference transactions, public service hours, inter library loans, circulation, library visits, children's program attendance and circulation of children's materials. NCES Publication Number: 98301 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies, Fiscal Year 1995


This report provides a statistical profile of state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1995. The data were collected through the State Library Agencies Survey conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). NCES Publication Number: 97434 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States, FY 1994


The tables in this E.D. TABS summarize information about public libraries in the fifty states and the District of Columbia for state fiscal year 1994. They include information about service measures such as reference transactions, public service hours, interlibrary loans, circulation, library visits, children's program attendance, and circulation of children's materials. NCES Publication Number: 97418 Read More

 
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Use of Public Library Services by Households in the United States: 1996


This report presents the findings for all households, and separately for households with and without children under age 18, on the use of library services. While information collected from public libraries includes a few of the services they provide and their service areas, little national level information is available on the use of public libraries by members of the community. NCES Publication Number: 97446 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: State Library Agencies, Fiscal Year 1994


This is an E.D. TAB of data on state library agencies in the 50 states and DC for fiscal year 1994, from a new annual survey. It includes tables on operating expenditures, aid to libraries, income, services to libraries and systems, public service hours, outlets, service transactions, collections, and allied operations. NCES Publication Number: 96121 Read More

 
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Public Library Structure and Organization in the United States


This is a composite of 3 "definitions" reports and related coverage issues. It incorporates a description of organizational structures of public library service within each state as context for evaluating and using the data from the Public Library Survey. NCES Publication Number: 96229 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: 1993


An E.D.TAB for data collected through the Federal/State Cooperative System for Public Library Data (FSCS). Data are aggregated at the State and national levels. NCES Publication Number 95129 Read More

 
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Services and Resources for Children and Young Adults in Public Libraries


This report will present current information about the services and resources that are available to children and young adults at public libraries. It will also include information on the usage by patrons, barriers to increased usage, and library-schools-community organizations interactions. NCES Publication Number: 95357 Read More

 
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Data Comparability and Public Policy: New Interest in Public Library Data Papers Presented at Meetings of the American Statistical Association


This volume consists of four papers presented at the 1994 Conference of the American Statistical Association. These papers exemplify a renaissance in the development of a national library statistics program. NCES Publication Number: 9407 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: 1992


This will be an E.D. TAB for data collected through the Federal/State Cooperative System for Public Library Data (FSCS). Data will be aggregated at the State and national levels. NCES Publication Number: 94030 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: 1991


The tables in this E.D. TABS summarize information about public libraries in FY 1991. This Information was supplied to NCES by state library agencies in machine-readable form through the Federal State Cooperative System (FSCS) for public library data. These data were collected under the fourth annual census of FSCS in July of 1992. NCES Publication Number: 93297 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in the United States: 1990


This E.D. TABS presents FY 1990 state and national data aggregated from individual public libraries in the United States. These data were collected under the third annual census of the Federal-State Cooperative System (FSCS) in July of 1991. This E.D. TABS includes information about staffing, service outlets, operating Income and expenditures, size of collection, and more. NCES Publication Number: 92028 Read More

 
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E.D. TAB: Public Libraries in 50 States and the District of Columbia: 1989


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. All 51 state library agencies, for the first time, reported basic descriptive statistics about public libraries to the National Center for Education Statistics in machine-readable format. NCES Publication Number: 91343 Read More

 
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Services and Resources for Children in Public Libraries, 1988-89


This report presents the findings of the first national survey of public libraries on the services and resources available to children. Survey items include the availability of library resources and services to children, the usage of library services by children, the number of group programs at the library for children and child care-givers, and more. NCES Publication Number: 90098 Read More