Resources

State of America's Libraries 2017

Executive Summary

American Association of School Librarians. “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.” http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf

American Library Association. Libraries Transform: Year One Report, October 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/sites/default/files/libraries-transform-1-year-report-WEB.pdf

-----------------------------. ALA Library. “Number of Libraries in the United States.” ALA Library Fact Sheet 1, September 2015. http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet01

-----------------------------. Public Awareness Office. “ALA Strongly Protests Rollback of Protections for Our Nation’s Transgender Students.” Press release, February 24, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/02/ala-strongly-protests-rollback-protections-our-nation-s-transgender-students

Association of College and Research Libraries. “Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects.” Prepared by Karen Brown with contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: ACRL, April 2016. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/contributions_y2.pdf

Barack, Lauren. “School Library Budgets Rise 20%, Yet Challenges Remain: Spending Survey 2016.” School Library Journal, April 13, 2016. http://www.slj.com/2016/04/budgets-funding/school-library-budgets-rise-20-yet-challenges-remain-spending-survey-2016/

Bitterman, Amy, Lucinda Gray, and Rebecca Goldring. Characteristics of Public Elementary and Secondary School Library Media Centers in the United States: Results from the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics, August 2013. https://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2013315

“Fake News.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

Kang, Cecilia. “Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules.” New York Times, February 5, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/technology/trumps-fcc-quickly-targets-net-neutrality-rules.html

Norton, Michael H., and Emily Dowdall. Strengthening Networks, Sparking Change: Museums and Libraries As Community Catalysts. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Museum and Library Services, January 10, 2017, p. 55. https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/publications/documents/community-catalyst-report-january-2017.pdf

US Department of Education. “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” https://www.ed.gov/essa

Executive Summary: Fake News Resources

Boyd, Sophia Alvarez. “5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News.” National Public Radio, NPR Ed, February 16, 2017. http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/02/16/514364210/5-ways-teachers-are-fighting-fake-news

Caulfield, Mike. Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers. Ebook, Pressbooks.com. https://webliteracy.pressbooks.com/

Center for News Literacy website. School of Journalism, Stony Brook (N.Y.) University. https://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/

“Evaluating Information.” LibGuide. American Library Association, Chicago. ALA Library. http://libguides.ala.org/InformationEvaluation/Overview

“Fake News.” LibGuide. Indiana University East, Campus Library, Richmond, Indiana. http://iue.libguides.com/c.php?g=595482&p=4119773

“’Fake’ News.” LibGuide. Penn State University Libraries, University Park. http://guides.libraries.psu.edu/fakenews

“Fake News: How to Spot It.” Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.prattlibrary.org/research/tools/index.aspx?cat=19941&id=4735

“Fake News Workshop.” Webinar. School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 1, 2017. Select: Slides/audio. http://ischool.illinois.edu/events/2017/02/01/fake-news-workshop

Farmer, Lesley S. J. “Don’t Get Faked by the News.” Knowledge Quest blog, February 23, 2017. http://knowledgequest.aasl.org/dont-get-faked-news/

“How Do We Become Better Citizens of Information?” Continuum. University of Minnesota Libraries, November 28, 2016. http://www.continuum.umn.edu/2016/11/become-better-citizens-information/

“Is It True? Try These Fact-Checking Websites and Resources.” Arlington Heights (Ill.) Memorial Library. http://www.ahml.info/newsitems/it-true-try-these-fact-checking-websites-and-resources

Jackson, Brooks, and Kathleen Hall Jamieson. unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007.

Kovach, Bill, and Tom Rosenstiel. Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload. New York: Bloomsbury, 2010.

Large, Jerry. “Librarians Take Up Arms against Fake News.” Seattle Times, February 6, 2017. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/librarians-take-up-arms-against-fake-news/

Levitin, Daniel J. A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age. New York: Dutton, 2016.

“Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy.” Webinar. Programming Librarian, February 22, 2017. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/learn/post-truth-fake-news-and-new-era-information-literacy

“Real News / Fake News.” LibGuide. University of California, Berkeley Library. http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/fake-news

“Savvy Info Consumers: Fake News.” LibGuide. University of Washington Libraries, Seattle. http://guides.lib.uw.edu/research/evaluate/fakenews

Schulten, Katherine, and Amanda Christy Brown. “Evaluating Sources in a ‘Post-Truth’ World: Ideas for Teaching and Learning about Fake News.” New York Times, January 19, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/learning/lesson-plans/evaluating-sources-in-a-post-truth-world-ideas-for-teaching-and-learning-about-fake-news.html

Sonnie, Amy. “Truth, Lies, and Quibblers: Media Literacy for a New Era.” Oakland (Calif.) Public Library Blogs, February 10, 2017. https://oaklandlibrary.org/blogs/from-main-library/truth-lies-and-quibblers-media-literacy-new-era

“U-M Library Battles Fake News with New Class.” University of Michigan News, February 16, 2017. http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/24593-u-m-library-battles-fake-news-with-new-class

“Understanding and Identifying Fake News.” LibGuide. Miami Dade College. http://libraryguides.mdc.edu/FakeNewsResource

Academic Libraries

Allard, Suzie. “Placements & Salaries 2016: Bouncing Back.” Library Journal, October 17, 2016. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/10/placements-and-salaries/2016-survey/bouncing-back/

Association of College and Research Libraries. 2015 ACRL Trends and Statistics. Chicago: ACRL, 2016. http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11934

-----------------------------. “Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects.” Prepared by Karen Brown with contributions by Kara J. Malenfant. Chicago: ACRL, April 2016. http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/value/contributions_y2.pdf

Connaway, Lynn Silipigni, et al. “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Initial Report.” Chicago: ACRL, November 2016. https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/themes/acrl-research-agenda-nov-2016.pdf

Eagan, Kevin, et al. The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2015. Los Angeles: Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 2016. http://www.heri.ucla.edu/monographs/TheAmericanFreshman2015.pdf

Head, Alison J. “Planning and Designing Academic Library Learning Spaces: Expert Perspectives of Architects, Librarians, and Library Consultants.” Seattle: Project Information Literacy, December 6, 2016. http://www.projectinfolit.org/uploads/2/7/5/4/27541717/pil_libspace_report_12_6_16.pdf

National Survey of Student Engagement. “2016 Topical Module: Experiences with Information Literacy.” http://nsse.indiana.edu/2016_institutional_report/pdf/Modules/NSSE16%20Module%20Summary-Experiences%20with%20Information%20Literacy.pdf

School Libraries

American Association of School Librarians. “AASL Vision for Implementing ESSA.” http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/esea/AASL_ESSA_Vision.pdf

-----------------------------. “Ask Me How School Librarians Ensure Student Success.” Message card. http://essa.aasl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ESSAMessageCards.pdf

-----------------------------. “ESSA and School Libraries: State Workshops.” http://essa.aasl.org/state-workshops/

-----------------------------. “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.” http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf

American Library Association. Washington Office. “P.L. 114-95, the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015: Conference Agreement to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: Opportunities for School Librarians.” 2015. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/esea/ALA-ESSA_Library_Opportunities.pdf

Barack, Lauren. “School Library Budgets Rise 20%, Yet Challenges Remain: Spending Survey 2016.” School Library Journal, April 13, 2016. http://www.slj.com/2016/04/budgets-funding/school-library-budgets-rise-20-yet-challenges-remain-spending-survey-2016/

Bitterman, Amy, et al. Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results from the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey: First Look. Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics, August 2013. https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013312.pdf

“Fake News.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

Stanford History Education Group. “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning.” Executive summary, November 22, 2016. https://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/V3LessonPlans/Executive Summary 11.21.16.pdf

US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017. “Librarians.” https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/librarians.htm#tab-3

US Congress. Senate. Every Student Succeeds Act. S. 1177. 114th Cong. (2015). https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1177/text

US Department of Education. “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).” https://www.ed.gov/essa

Public Libraries

American Academy of Arts and Sciences. “Humanities Indicators: Public Library Revenues, Expenditures, and Funding Sources.” http://www.humanitiesindicators.org/content/indicatordoc.aspx?i=419

“Fake News.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

Institute of Museum and Library Services. “Find Your Library.” Searchable database of the FY 2014 Public Libraries Survey. https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey/find-your-library

-----------------------------. Supplementary Tables, Public Libraries Survey: Fiscal Year 2014. Washington, D.C.: IMLS, July 2016. https://www.imls.gov/sites/default/files/fy2014_pls_tables.pdf

Public Library Association. “PLA Forms New Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Press release, February 8, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/02/pla-forms-new-task-force-equity-diversity-and-inclusion

-----------------------------. “PLA President Felton Thomas Jr. Releases Statement on Public Libraries and Inclusiveness.” Press release, November 15, 2016. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/11/pla-president-felton-thomas-jr-releases-statement-public-libraries-and

US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017. “Librarians.” https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/librarians.htm#tab-3

Issues and Trends

American Academy of Pediatrics. “American Academy of Pediatrics Announces New Recommendations for Children’s Media Use.” Press release, October 21, 2016. https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/american-academy-of-pediatrics-announces-new-recommendations-for-childrens-media-use.aspx

American Library Association. Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Challenge Reporting.” http://www.ala.org/tools/challengesupport/report

-----------------------------. “Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy.” https://journals.ala.org/index.php/jifp

-----------------------------. “Library Bill of Rights poster.” http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11955

-----------------------------. “Privacy and Surveillance.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/privacyconfidentiality

-----------------------------. “Thunderclap: Banned Books Week.” https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/45168-banned-books-week

-----------------------------. “Webinar: Your Guide to Reporting Censorship.” YouTube video (51:58), January 12, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_VHUiZPxwo

American Library Association. Public Programs Office. “Fifty Public Libraries Selected to Host ‘Thinking Money’ Traveling Exhibition.” Press release, April 19, 2016. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/04/fifty-public-libraries-selected-host-thinking-money-traveling-exhibition

-----------------------------. “Public Libraries Invited to Apply for the NASA@ My Library STEM Initiative.” Press release, February 1, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/02/public-libraries-invited-apply-nasa-my-library-stem-initiative

-----------------------------. “STAR_Net Discover Exhibitions.” http://www.ala.org/programming/STARNet-Discover

-----------------------------. “Thinking Money: A Financial Expedition.” https://apply.ala.org/thinkingmoney

Association for Library Service to Children. “ALSC Supporting Libraries in the Post-Election Environment.” https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zv7DiiyOHRrwTjEbrWbkE0UvJcZ0qDGCu9lhE1AHdhE/edit

-----------------------------. “Unity and Justice Booklists.” http://www.ala.org/alsc/publications-resources/book-lists/unitykindnesspeace

Bildner, Phil. “A Statement from Disinvited Author, Phil Bildner.” Intellectual Freedom Blog, June 7, 2016. http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=6781

Campbell, Wendy. “Perspectives on Islam in Montana.” American Libraries, April 15, 2016. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/04/15/perspectives-islam-montana/

Chelton, Mary K. “The Libraries’ Role in Protecting Teens’ Privacy: A YALSA Position Paper.” January 22, 2017. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/library%E2%80%99s-role-protecting-teens%E2%80%99-privacy-yalsa-position-paper

Diaz, Ellie. “Banned Books Week Makes International Splash across the Pond.” Intellectual Freedom Blog, August 23, 2016. http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=7148

“Fake News.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_news

FINRA Investor Education Foundation. http://www.finrafoundation.org/

Fraser, Brytani. “Storytime for Social Justice Kit.” Storytime Underground, December 30, 2016. http://storytimeunderground.org/2016/12/30/storytime-for-social-justice-kit/

Gino, Alex. “Alex Gino’s Words on Restriction.” Intellectual Freedom Blog, September 26, 2016. http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=7360

Horrigan, John B. “Digital Readiness Gaps.” Report, Pew Research Center, September 20, 2016. http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/20/digital-readiness-gaps/

The Lamp. http://thelamp.org/about/

MacPherson, Karen. “19 Books to Help Children Find Hope and Strength in Stressful Times: A Librarian’s List.” Washington Post, December 13, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/books-to-help-children-find-hope-and-strength-in-stressful-times-a-librarians-list/2016/12/12/27f51120-bcb2-11e6-ac85-094a21c44abc_story.html

McLees, Trent, ed. YALSA’s Top Reads: Community Engagement and Collaboration. Ebook. Chicago: YALSA, 2017. http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=12026

-----------------------------. YALSA’s Top Reads: STEM and Making. Ebook. Chicago: YALSA, 2017. http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=12027

National Association for Media Literacy Education. https://namle.net/about/

Nova (TV series). Science Caf├ęs. http://www.sciencecafes.org/

Oakland (Calif.) Public Library. “Talking to Kids about Racism and Justice.” February 8, 2017. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s0lCA3FlulVhK6DFE2d3uYCipc6ApY8Gn2rMwm6fYqw/edit

Pekoll, Kristin. “Kate Messner’s Wish.” Intellectual Freedom Blog, June 20, 2016. http://www.oif.ala.org/oif/?p=6846

PEN America. And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion, and Freedom of Speech at U.S. Universities. New York: PEN America, October 17, 2016. https://pen.org/sites/default/files/PEN_campus_report_final_online_2.pdf

School Library Journal.SLJ Controversial Books Survey: Comments about Book Challenges.” School Library Journal, September 26, 2016. http://www.slj.com/2016/09/censorship/slj-controversial-books-survey-comments-about-book-challenges/

Skokie (Ill.) Public Library. “List: Immigration.” https://skokielibrary.info/lists/597/immigration/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. School of Information Sciences. “2016 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award Given to Wendy Campbell.” Press release, December 7, 2016. https://ischool.illinois.edu/articles/2016/12/2016-downs-intellectual-freedom-award-given-wendy-campbell

Virginia. Governor’s Office. “Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Legislation Interfering with Local School Board Policies.” Press release, April 4, 2016. https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=14815

Young Adult Library Services Association. “Case Studies: Real-World Examples of How Libraries Are Re-envisioning Teen Services.” http://www.ala.org/yalsa/case-studies-real-world-examples-how-libraries-are-re-envisioning-teen-services

-----------------------------. “Future Ready with the Library.” http://www.ala.org/yalsa/future-ready-library

-----------------------------. National Research Agenda on Libraries, Learning, & Teens, 2017–2021. Chicago: YALSA, December 2016. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/research/researchagenda

-----------------------------. “STEM Resources.” http://wikis.ala.org/yalsa/index.php/STEM_Resources

-----------------------------. “Teens First.” http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teens-first

National Issues and Trends

American Association of Law Libraries, et al. Letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, March 7, 2017. https://www.aallnet.org/Documents/Government-Relations/Formal-Statements/2017/lt030717.pdf

American Library Association. Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services. “Libraries Respond.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/diversity/libraries-respond

American Library Association. Public Awareness Office. “ALA Strongly Protests Rollback of Protections for Our Nation’s Transgender Students.” Press release, February 24, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/02/ala-strongly-protests-rollback-protections-our-nation-s-transgender-students

Federal Communications Commission. “E-Rate: Schools and Libraries USF Program.” https://www.fcc.gov/general/e-rate-schools-libraries-usf-program

-----------------------------. “Open Internet.” https://www.fcc.gov/general/open-internet

Kang, Cecilia. “Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Quickly Targets Net Neutrality Rules.” New York Times, February 5, 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/05/technology/trumps-fcc-quickly-targets-net-neutrality-rules.html

US Treasury Department. “Recovery Act.” https://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/recovery/Pages/recovery-act.aspx

State of America's Libraries 2017