State of America's Libraries Report 2018 Promotional Materials

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Report cover: State of America's Libraries 2018, a report from the American Library Association, Top Ten Challenged Books

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Social media graphic: Voters frequently visit libraries in person and online. 70% of voters visited a public library in the last year (8.6 visits), 52% have visited the library's website (7.6 visits).From Awareness to Funding: Voter Preceptions and Support of Public Libraries. State of America’s Libraries report, 2018.
 

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Social media graphic: Books aren't the only items threatened with censorship. Breakdown of 354 challenges tracked in 2017: 67% books; 18% databases, magazines, films and games; 7% programs; 4% displays; 4% other. State of America’s Libraries report, 2018.

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Social media graphic: Spaces and programs that bring people together may improve the dialog across inequality and provide important economic opportunities for the community. State of America’s Libraries report, 2018.

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Learn about trends and issues affecting libraries in the 2018 State of America’s Libraries report, including the #Top10 Challenged Books of 2017. http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

Libraries of all types are welcoming spaces to an increasingly diverse population, offering social service support, health resources, and career and small business development assistance. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

ALA's @OIF tracked 354 challenges to library, school, and university materials and services in 2017. Overall, 416 books were targeted. 2018 State of America’s Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #bannedbooks

Academic library staff provided instructional sessions for more than 6.2 million students. Almost 43% of the sessions were digital. http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek

Nine in ten adults have difficulty understanding and making use of the health information they encounter every day, and libraries are ramping up efforts to help. State of America's Libraries Report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

A majority of US voters believe public libraries are essential to communities and a source of civic pride. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

70% of voters visited a public library in the last year, in addition to 52% who visited online. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

Nine in ten adults have difficulty understanding and making use of the health information they encounter every day, and libraries are ramping up efforts to help. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

Lack of funding is a barrier to providing adequate teen services according to 88.5% of state library agency respondents. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

Foundational library services — quiet spaces, access to books, technology, and Wi-Fi — continue to be very important for two-thirds of US voters. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

A new initiative, the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment, will document the outcomes and values of library programming in the US, which grew 17% in 2017. State of America's Libraries report: http://bit.ly/soal-2018 #NationalLibraryWeek #LibrariesTransform

 

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Social media graphic: As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, so should our library collections, staff, and our nation's social consciousness. Joint statement of the American Library Association, the American Indian Library Association, Asian Pacific Library Association, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Chinese American Librarians Association, REFORMA and the Joint Council fo Librarians of Color.  State of America’s Libraries report, 2018.


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Social media graphic: In the past five years, 21% of all academic libraries saw staffing increases, while 19% saw decreased funding and 60%reorted flat budgets. 2016 ACRL Trends and Statistics. State of America’s Libraries report, 2018.