About the Report

State of America's Libraries Report

Steve ZaluskySTEVE ZALUSKY is communications specialist with the American Library Association’s Communications and Marketing Office. Prior to working with the Association, he spent many years working for news organizations in the Chicago area. He can be reached at szalusky@ala.org.


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
  • Association of Specialized, Government, and Cooperative Library Agencies
  • Communications and Marketing Office
  • Library and Information Resource Center
  • Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom
  • Public Library Association
  • Public Policy and Advocacy Office
  • Young Adult Library Services Association


Macey Morales
Deputy Director
Communications and Marketing Office
American Library Association


American Library Association. The State of America’s Libraries 2020: A Report from the American Library Association. Steve Zalusky, ed. 2020. http://www.ala.org/news/state-americas-libraries-report-2020


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State of America's Libraries Report