For immediate release | November 1, 2010

2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics now available from ACRL

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics," the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes associate of arts institutions, master's colleges and universities/baccalaureate colleges and research/doctoral-granting institutions. The individual volumes for associates colleges, masters/baccalaureate and doctoral-granting institutions are also available for purchase.

The 2009 survey includes data from 1,533 academic libraries in six major categories:

• Collections (including volumes, serials, multimedia)

• Expenditures (library materials, wages and salaries, other operating)

• Electronic Resources (including expenditures, collections, services, usage)

• Personnel and Public Services (staff and services)

• Ph.D.s Granted, Faculty, Student Enrollment

• Faculty Rank, Status, and Tenure for Librarians

The survey also provides analysis of selected variables and summary data (high, low, mean and median) for all elements. The 2009 data can be used for self-studies, budgeting, strategic planning, annual reports, grant applications and benchmarking.

“2009 Academic Library Trends and Statistics” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers. Contact Mary Jane Petrowski at or (312) 280-2523 with questions.


The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association, representing nearly 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at, Facebook at and Twitter at @ala_acrl.


David Free