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Resources for all librarians interested in research, research examples and journals to read to keep abreast of current research on libraries.


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State of America's Libraries 2014

The American Library Association's review of major trends and issues facing libraries in the past year.

Library Book and Trade Almanac

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Program Evaluation and Planning Resources

From the University of Wisconsin, a guide to help plan useful program evaluation plans.

Practical Research Examples

The Public Library Research Programme in the Republic of Ireland. By: Kelly, Annette. Library & Information Research , Fall 2008, Vol. 32 Issue 102, p3-11, 9p

The last word: MLIS: A SCIENCE?: The Need for Scientific Research in Public Libraries. By: Toste, Jeff. Access (1204-0472) , Spring 2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p44-44, 1p

Social capital and public libraries: The need for research. By: VĂ„rheim, Andreas. Library & Information Science Research (07408188) , Sep2007, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p416-428, 13p; DOI: 10.1016/j.lisr.2007.04.009

Improving visibility of public libraries in the local community: A study of five public libraries in Zagreb, Croatia. By: Vrana, Radovan; Barbaric, Ana. New Library World , 2007, Vol. 108 Issue 9/10, p435-444, 12p, 8 Charts; DOI: 10.1108/03074800710823962

RESEARCH REPORT ISSUED ON PUBLIC FUNDING. Public Management (00333611). Oct 2008, Vol. 90 Issue 9, p38-39. 2p.

 Research and Markets: Public Library Computer Technology Benchmarks Gives Detailed Data on Library Purchasing and Deployment Plans for Computer Technology By: Research and Markets. Business Wire (English). 05/31/2011.

New Frontiers in Public Library Research. By: Feil, Libby. Public Libraries , Nov/Dec 2007, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p64-64, 2/3p

Libraries And Community Health: New Research Project Launches. Managing Information , 2010, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p59-59, 1/5p

Bite sized research: Community engagement in public libraries. By: Sung, Hui-Yun. Public Library Journal , Winter2010, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p21-21, 1p

New Frontiers in Public Library Research By: Feil, Libby Public Libraries , November/December 2007, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p64-64, 1p



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