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Public Libraries in the United States: Fiscal Year 2009
cover of 2009 Public Library Survey Report


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. Download Document

 
2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service brochure
cover of the 2011 Medals brochure


The National Medal is an annual award made to museums and libraries that have demonstrated a long-term commitment to public service through innovative programs and community partnerships. Download Document

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


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. Download Document