Research & Statistics Resources
Do you have questions about libraries and librarians? The Office for Research and Statistics (ORS) and the American Library Association (ALA) maintains a number of statistical and informational resources to help you understand libraries and librarianship in context.
This section of the American Library Association's website includes:
ALA Initiatives - links to major research initiatives, including the current Digital Inclusion Study and Membership Survey.
Libraries Matter - Making the case about library impact is important when supporting libraries to community members and stakeholders. The site includes links to and bibliographic information of studies that show the economic, educational and social impact of libraries.
Librarianship & Library Staff Statistics - Links to the American Library Association's resources on salaries and staffing.
New! Public Libraries - participate in the second year of the Digital Inclusion Survey, and tell us how your digital technologies and services are helping users connect to needed online resources. Take the Survey until November 22!
LARKS (Librarian and Researcher Knowledge Space), the new site by ORS with tools to help library researchers with tips, resources and helpful tools - for beginners and experienced researchers.
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Tell us how your public library links community to online resources - take the Digital Inclusion Survey today! t.co/DHVkey15At
Have an innovative project to improve public library services? Apply for the Loleta D. Fyan grant. t.co/w1gecKHDTc
Reminder to Public Libraries: Please take the Digital Inclusion Survey by November 22, 2014. t.co/TVyGyB5WSM
Public libraries - this year's Digital Inclusion Survey is now open: t.co/DHVkey15At Spread the word, and take the survey!
Have you checked out LARKS, ALA's researcher resource, yet? t.co/VdQJDQkgKZ If so, what do you think? If not, take a look!