State of America's Libraries 2018

The State of America’s Libraries 2018, is edited by Kathy S. Rosa.

Kathy RosaKATHY S. ROSA is the director of the ALA Library and Research Center. Rosa draws on many years of experience working in a variety of libraries. She has taught information and technology skills in school and public libraries, as well as library and information science courses for graduate students. She can be reached at 312-280-4273 or

The following ALA divisions and offices also contributed to this report:

  • American Association of School Librarians
  • American Libraries magazine
  • Association for Library Service to Children
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Office for Accreditation
  • Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
  • Office for Information Technology Policy
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Office for Research and Education
  • Office of Government Relations
  • Public Awareness Office
  • Public Library Association
  • Young Adult Library Services Association


Macey Morales
Deputy Director, Public Awareness Office
American Library Association


American Library Association. The State of America’s Libraries 2018: A Report from the American Library Association. Kathy S. Rosa, ed. 2018.


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State of America's Libraries 2018