Resources

State of America's Libraries 2018

Executive Summary

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

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

-----------------------. Center for the Future of Libraries. “Aging Advances.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/aging

-----------------------. -----------------------. “Connected Learning.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/connectedlearning

-----------------------. -----------------------. “Income Inequality.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/incomeinequality

-----------------------. -----------------------. “Trends.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends

-----------------------. Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Banned Books Week.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned

Association of College and Research Libraries. 2016 ACRL Trends and Statistics. Chicago: ACRL, 2017. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/2016-acrl-academic-library-trends-a...

Cabello, Marcela, and Stuart M. Butler. “How Public Libraries Help Build Healthy Communities.” Brookings Institution series, Building Healthy Neighborhoods, March 30, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2017/03/30/how-public-libraries-...

Erikson Institute. Technology in Early Childhood Center. Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation. Chicago: Erikson Institute, November 6, 2017. http://teccenter.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/747094_Erikson_M...

Flaherty, Mary Grace. Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2018. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/promoting-individual-and-community-...

Harvard University. Center for American Political Studies. “CAPS–Harris Poll on Crime and Safety in America.” CAPS news, July 27, 2017. https://caps.gov.harvard.edu/news/latest-caps-harris-poll

Horrigan, John B. “Libraries 2016.” Pew Research Center report, September 9, 2016. http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/09/09/libraries-2016/

Institute for Policy Studies. “Income Inequality in the United States.” http://inequality.org/facts/income-inequality/

Kromer, Kathi. “ALA to Congress in 2018: Continue to #FundLibraries.” District Dispatch, January 11, 2018. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/ala-2018-continue-to-fundlibraries/

McNair, Kate. “YALSA Member Survey: Exploring Advocacy.” YALSA Blog, December 12, 2017. http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2017/12/12/yalsa-member-survey-exploring-advoc...

Neal, Jim. “Fight for School Libraries.” From the President, column, American Libraries, March 1, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/03/01/fight-for-school-librar...

Norton, Sylvia Knight, and Marci Merola. “ESSA and School Libraries.” American Libraries, November 1, 2016. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/11/01/essa-school-libraries-t...

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

WebJunction. “Libraries and the Opioid Crisis,” public Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/librariesopioidcrisis/about/

Academic Libraries

Association of College and Research Libraries. 2016 ACRL Trends and Statistics. Chicago: ACRL, 2017. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/2016-acrl-academic-library-trends-a...

School Libraries

American Association of School Librarians. “ESSA and School Libraries.” http://essa.aasl.org

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

-----------------------. National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2017. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/national-school-library-standards-l...

-----------------------. “Transforming School Librarians into Advocates with AASL’s ESSA Workshops.” Infographic, 2017. http://essa.aasl.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EL2017_ESSA-workshops_In...

Jacobson, Linda. “Big Fish, Small Budget: Insights from SLJ’s 2017 Spending Survey. School Library Journal, March 1, 2018. https://www.slj.com/2018/03/budgets-funding/big-fish-small-budget-insigh...

Neal, Jim. “Fight for School Libraries.” From the President, column, American Libraries, March 1, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/03/01/fight-for-school-librar...

Norton, Sylvia Knight, and Marci Merola. “ESSA and School Libraries.” American Libraries, November 1, 2016. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2016/11/01/essa-school-libraries-t...

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

Public Libraries

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

-----------------------. Public Awareness Office. “The American Library Association and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Partner to Promote Health Literacy This October.” Press release, September 12, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/09/american-library-association...

-----------------------. Washington Office. “American Library Association and Cox Communications Partner to Narrow Digital Divide for Low-Income Families.” Press release, February 24, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/02/american-library-associat...

Chrastka, John, and Erica Findley. “Breaking Records at the Polls: Budgets and Funding.” Library Journal, February 20, 2018. https://lj.libraryjournal.com/2018/02/budgets-funding/breaking-records-p...

Dankowski, Terra. “New Findings for Every Child Ready to Read in Public Libraries.” American Libraries. The Scoop blog, November 17, 2017. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/new-findings-for-e...

De Rosa, Cathy, and Jenny Johnson. From Awareness to Funding: A Study of Library Support in America. A report to the OCLC membership. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, 2008. https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/reports/funding/fullreport.pdf

Flaherty, Mary Grace. Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2018. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/promoting-individual-and-community-...

Neuman, Susan B., Naomi Moland, and Donna Celano. Bringing Literacy Home: An Evaluation of the Every Child Ready to Read Program. Chicago: American Library Association, 2017. http://everychildreadytoread.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-ECRR-Re...

OCLC, and American Library Association. From Awareness to Funding: Voter Perceptions and Support of Public Libraries in 2018. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC, March 2018. https://www.oclc.org/content/dam/oclc/reports/awareness-to-funding-2018/...

Public Library Association. DigitalLearn.org: Tools and Resources for Trainers. https://www.digitallearn.org/

-----------------------. “Library Staff Gather Virtually for Discussion of National Opioid Crisis.” Press release, September 18, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/09/library-staff-gather-virtual...

-----------------------, and Association for Library Service to Children. Every Child Ready to Read. http://everychildreadytoread.org/

Reid, Ian. “The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends.” Public Libraries Online, December 4, 2017. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2017/12/the-2017-public-library-data-se...

WebJunction. “Libraries and the Opioid Crisis,” public Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/librariesopioidcrisis/about/

Issues and Trends

Aldrich, Rebekkah Smith. “Libraries and Sustainable Thinking.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, April 20, 2017. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/libraries-and-sust...

-----------------------. Sustainable Thinking: Ensuring Your Library’s Future in an Uncertain World. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2018. https://www.alastore.ala.org/content/sustainable-thinking-ensuring-your-...

American Library Association. “An Exploration of US Library Public Programs.” National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment. http://nilppa.org/

-----------------------. Intellectual Freedom Committee. “Selection and Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Public, School, and Academic Libraries.” January 2018. http://www.ala.org/tools/challengesupport/selectionpolicytoolkit

-----------------------. Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Banned Books Week.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/banned

-----------------------. -----------------------. “Choose Privacy Week.” https://chooseprivacyweek.org/

-----------------------. Office for Library Advocacy. “Advocacy Bootcamp.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advocacy-bootcamp

-----------------------. Public Awareness Office. “ALA and Affiliates Issue Joint Statement on Libraries and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” Press release, August 3, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/08/ala-and-affiliates-issue-...

-----------------------. Sustainability Round Table. “Special ALA Task Force on Sustainability Formed.” SustainRT Blog, October 4, 2017. http://olos.ala.org/sustainrt/2017/10/04/special-ala-task-force-on-susta...

-----------------------. -----------------------. “SustainRT History.” http://www.ala.org/rt/sustainrt/sustainrt-history

Amos, Jason. “U.S. High School Graduation Rate Hits Another Record High: Are the Gains Real or Manufactured?” Alliance for Excellent Education. Press release, December 5, 2017. https://all4ed.org/u-s-high-school-graduation-rate-hits-another-record-h...

Aubin, Kate, “Coding Program Provides Tech Skills to Rhode Island Teens.” UpNext blog, March 6, 2017. https://www.imls.gov/news-events/upnext-blog/2017/03/coding-program-prov...

Cabello, Marcela, and Stuart M. Butler. “How Public Libraries Help Build Healthy Communities.” Brookings Institution series, Building Healthy Neighborhoods, March 30, 2017. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2017/03/30/how-public-libraries-...

Cohn, D’Vera, and Andrea Caumont. “10 Demographic Trends That Are Shaping the US and the World.” Fact Tank, Pew Research Center, March 31, 2016. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/03/31/10-demographic-trends-th...

Collins, Cory. “Hate at School: January 2018.” Teaching Tolerance project, Southern Poverty Law Center, February 7, 2018. https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/hate-at-school-january-2018

Erikson Institute. Technology in Early Childhood Center. Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation. Chicago: Erikson Institute, November 6, 2017. http://teccenter.erikson.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/747094_Erikson_M...

Gilmore, Jamie, et al. Youth Services Programming during a Time of Crisis. Seattle: University of Washington Information School, 2017. http://www.michigan.gov/documents/libraryofmichigan/LM2017_Youth_Service...

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. “About the Environment, Sustainability, and Libraries Special Interest Group.” Updated, December 17, 2017.  https://www.ifla.org/about-environmental-sustainability-and-libraries

McLaughlin, Jim, and Rob Schmidt. National Undergraduate Study. Sponsored by the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale. Blauvelt, N.Y.: McLaughlin and Associates, September 28, 2017. http://bit.ly/2DNfWha

McNair, Kate. “YALSA Member Survey: Exploring Advocacy.” YALSA Blog, December 12, 2017. http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2017/12/12/yalsa-member-survey-exploring-advoc...

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. “Diversity, Inclusion, and Advocacy: DIA as Radical Change.” ALSC Matters!, November 2017. http://www.ala.org/alsc/alscconnectonline/officially-speaking-november-2...

Ohio State University. Latinx Student Success. “Día Event: El Día de los libros.” Columbus: Ohio State University, 2017. https://u.osu.edu/latinx/dia-event-el-dia-de-los-libros/

Peterson, Shannon. “Kitsap Regional Library Leverages Youth Voices to Support Sustainable STEM Learning.” UpNext blog, March 9, 2017. https://www.imls.gov/news-events/upnext-blog/2017/03/kitsap-regional-lib...

Pew Research Center. “Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to US, Driving Population Growth and Change through 2065.” Hispanic Trends, September 28, 2015. http://www.pewhispanic.org/2015/09/28/modern-immigration-wave-brings-59-...

Reid, Ian. “The 2017 Public Library Data Service Report: Characteristics and Trends.” Public Libraries Online, December 4, 2017. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2017/12/the-2017-public-library-data-se...

Stawowy, Margaret. “Librarians Respond during California North Bay Wildfire.” ALSC Matters!, February 2018. http://www.ala.org/alsc/alscconnectonline/bright-ideas-february-2018#wil...

Trautmann, Alison. “#alaac17: Media Mentorship in Our Libraries.” ALSC Blog, June 27, 2017. http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2017/06/alaac17-media-mentorship-libraries/

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. “Green Libraries: Sustainable Libraries.” LibGuide, updated August 29, 2017. http://guides.library.illinois.edu/green-libraries/overview/library-spec...

Young Adult Library Services Association. “State Library Youth Consultant IMLS Proposal Survey.” SurveyMonkey survey, December 19, 2016–January 4, 2017. https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-3TXWHVXF/

-----------------------. Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Chicago: YALSA, 2017. http://www.ala.org/yalsa/sites/ala.org.yalsa/files/content/YALSA_TeenCom...

-----------------------. “YALSA Receives IMLS Grant for National Forum on Transforming Teen Services Through CE Project.” Press release, April 19, 2017. http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/04/yalsa-receives-imls-grant-na...

YouthTruth. “Learning from Student Voice: How Prepared Do Students Feel for College and Career?” College and Career Readiness survey, 2017. http://www.youthtruthsurvey.org/college-career-readiness-2017/

National Issues and Trends

American Library Association. “National Library Legislative Day.” http://www.ala.org/advocacy/advleg/nlld

American Library Association. Center for the Future of Libraries. “Aging Advances.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/aging

Baker, Gavin. “Long-Awaited FDLP Modernization Act Would Strengthen Public Access to Government Information.” District Dispatch, March 16, 2018. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/03/long-awaited-fdlp-modernization-...

-----------------------. “Victory Near in 20-Year Fight to Provide Public with CRS Reports.” District Dispatch, August 18, 2017. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2017/08/victory-near-in-20-year-fight-to...

Banks, Marcus. “Meet the 2018 ALA Policy Corps.” American Libraries, The Scoop blog, January 29, 2018. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/meet-2018-ala-poli...

Inouye, Alan. “ALA Comments Filed at the FCC.” District Dispatch, July 17, 2017. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2017/07/ala-comments-filed-at-the-fcc/

Institute for Policy Studies. “Income Inequality in the United States.” http://inequality.org/facts/income-inequality/

Kromer, Kathi. “ALA to Congress in 2018: Continue to #FundLibraries.” District Dispatch, January 11, 2018. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/ala-2018-continue-to-fundlibraries/

-----------------------. “Big Federal Funding Increases for Libraries.” District Dispatch, March 23, 2018. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/03/big-federal-funding-increases-fo...

-----------------------. “White House Budget Proposal Continues to Miscalculate the Value of Libraries.” District Dispatch, February 12, 2018. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/02/white-house-budget-proposal-cont...

Obama, Barack. “Remarks by the President on Economic Mobility.” White House Office of the Press Secretary, December 4, 2013. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2013/12/04/remarks...

Satterwhite, Ellen. “Full Text of FCC’s Order Rolling Back Net Neutrality Released.” District Dispatch, January 8, 2018. http://www.districtdispatch.org/2018/01/full-text-fccs-order-rolling-bac...

-----------------------. Center for the Future of Libraries. “Aging Advances.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/aging

-----------------------. “Connected Learning.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/connectedlearning

-----------------------. “Income Inequality.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends/incomeinequality

-----------------------. “Trends.” http://www.ala.org/tools/future/trends

 

State of America's Libraries 2018