State of America's Libraries 2017

The following ALA divisions and offices also contributed to this report.

  • American Association of School Librarians
  • American Libraries magazine
  • Association for Library Service to Children
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Office for Accreditation
  • Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
  • Office for Information Technology Policy
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Office for Research and Statistics
  • Office of Government Relations
  • Public Awareness Office
  • Public Library Association
  • Young Adult Library Services Association

Contact information

Kathy RosaKathy S. Rosa is the director of the ALA Office for Research and Statistics. Rosa draws on many years of experience working in a variety of libraries. She has taught information and technology skills in school and public libraries, as well as library and information science courses for graduate students. One of her current projects is serving as project director for the Digital Inclusion Survey, funded by a Nation al Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Kathy S. Rosa, Editor
Director, Office for Research and Statistics
American Library Association


Reporters should contact:

Macey Morales
Deputy Director, Public Awareness Office
American Library Association


How to cite this report
American Library Association. The State of America’s Libraries 2017: A Report from the American Library Association. Kathy S. Rosa, ed. 2016.


State of America's Libraries 2017