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Statistical Information for Libraries
ALA Office for Research Statistics
Click on 'reports' to find the latest survey information and findings. Click on 'statistics' to find just that.
Library Research Service, Colorado Department of Education
This site has a wealth of information for libraries of all types. Explore the entire site! The planning resources at the bottom of the page under tools might be of particular interest, as might the Counting on Results project.
National Center for Education Statistics - Library Statistics Program
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) began a nation-wide library statistics program in 1989 that now includes the Academic Libraries Survey and the School Library Media Center Survey. Collections, expenditures, services, and staffing are some of the topics covered by these surveys.
U.S. Census Bureau
Demographic information from Census 2000 is available here. American FactFinder is especially useful, as are detailed tables.
Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look
Published by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in 2- and 4-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Academic Library Peer Comparison Tool
From the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), this tool allows the user to request information on a particular library, or to customize a peer group by selecting the key variables that are used to define it. The user can then view customized reports of the comparison between the library of interest and its peers, on a variety of variables as selected by the user. Since 1988, the Academic Library Survey has been a component of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and is collected on a two-year cycle. The survey collects data on the libraries in the entire universe of accredited institutions of higher education and on the libraries in non-accredited institutions with a program of four years or more.
Association of College and Research Libraries
Includes statistical summaries from over 1,300 institutions. A members-only section allows access to the complete data set.
Illinois Public Library Statistics
Access statistical summaries and data about the public libraries in Illinois since Fiscal Year 1995 - 1996. Data is gathered from the Illinois Public Library Annual Report (IPLAR).
Public Library Statistics Data and Publications
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) collects statistics from more than 9,000 public libraries in the United State and territories. Data are available for individual public libraries and are also aggregated to state and national levels. Statistical information provided on the IMLS website includes:
Common Core of Data (CCD)
The Common Core of Data (CCD) is a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics that annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all public schools, public school districts and state education agencies in the United States.
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Data Analysis and Progress Reporting
Discover a wealth of interesting information from statewide analysis to individual school report cards.
Library Media Centers Survey (SASS)
This report presents selected findings from the library media center data files of the 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
SASS is a nationally representative sample survey of public, private, and Bureau of Indian Education-funded (BIE) K-12 schools, principals, and teachers in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The SASS survey system collects data on teacher demand and shortage, teacher and administrator characteristics, school programs, and general conditions in schools. SASS also collects data on many other topics, including principals' and teachers' perceptions of school climate and problems in their schools; teacher compensation; district hiring practices, basic characteristics of the student population, and elementary and secondary school library media centers in the United States.
State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey
The State Library Agencies (StLA) Survey provides information about the state library agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data on StLAs complement data collected on public, academic, and school libraries. Statistical information provided on the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) website includes:
Special Libraries Association
While salary survey information is available to all, access to in-depth research surveys and projects are for members-only.
Library Salaries and Outlook
Salaries for library workers vary depending on a number of factors including the type of library (i.e. public, school, academic, etc.), size of library, the region of the country, years of experience, etc.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Publications and Products Search
Many reports for all types of libraries are available.
Public Library Data Service Statistical Reports
Published annually, the PLDS report presents exclusive, timely data from more than 800 public libraries across the United States and Canada on finances, library resources, annual use figures, and technology.
Bertot, John Carlo, McClure, Charles R., and Ryan, Joe. 2001. Statistics and Performance Measures for Public Library Networked Services. Chicago: American Library Association.
Nelson, Sandra, Altman, Ellen, and Mayo, Diane. 2000. Managing for Results: Effective Resource Allocation for Public Libraries. Chicago: American Library Association.
Nelson, Sandra. 2001. The New Plannig for Results: A Streamlined Approach. Chicago: American Library Association.
Van House, Nancy A., Lynch, Mary Jo, McClure, Charles R., Zweizig, Douglas l., and Rodger, Eleanor Jo. 1987. Output Measures for Public Libraries: A Manual of Standardized Procedures. 2nd ed. Chicago: American Library Association.