State Of America's Libraries Report 2010

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Released April 11, 2010

"Recession drives more Americans to libraries in search of employment resources; but funding lags demand."

State Report 2010  pdf icon  (2.65 MB)

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ALA releases findings on the State of America's Libraries 


For more information contact:

Macey Morales/Jennifer Petersen
ALA Media Relations
ALA Public Information Office
(312) 280-4393/5043 /


ALA President-Elect Roberta Stevens hosted a Webinar on April 13, 2010
to discuss State of America's Libraries Report key findings.



Table of Contents

Executive Summary


Libraries and the recession

Public libraries

School libraries

Academic libraries

Libraries and technology

Social networking and libraries

Library construction and renovation

Outreach and diversity efforts

Federal legislation

Libraries and the First Amendment

Copyright and licensing


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