State of America's Libraries Report 2016

Academic, school, and public libraries continue to face an uncertain economy as they shift resources and services to meet the needs of the 21st-century digital world. The American Library Association launched a new public awareness campaign, “Libraries Transform,” to help shift the mindset that “libraries are obsolete or nice to have” to “libraries are essential.” This and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015, are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2016 State of America’s Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 10– 16, 2016.

Press release: “State of America’s Libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons

Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine

2016 State of America's Libraries Report (PDF)

Cover: American Libraries, State of America's Libraries Report 2016, Top Ten Challenged Books, Libraries TransformEXECUTIVE SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

ACADEMIC LIBRARIES

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

PUBLIC LIBRARIES

ISSUES AND TRENDS

NATIONAL ISSUES AND TRENDS

SOURCES

CONTRIBUTORS

Reporters should contact:

Macey Morales
Deputy Director, Public Awareness Office
American Library Association
312-280-4393
mmorales@ala.org