Library Studies, Issues & Trends

Research and Statistics
Includes statistics on various types of libraries both inside and outide of the United States. Also includes studies about librarianship and staffing at libraries.

The State of America's Libraries
When jobs go away, Americans turn to their libraries to find information about future employment or educational opportunities. This library usage trend and others are detailed in the 2012 State of America’s Libraries report, released today by the American Library Association. The report shows that Americans have turned to their libraries in larger numbers in recent years.