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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