Welcome to LARKS (Librarian and Researcher Knowledge Space), the American Library Association's resource for researchers of all levels of experience in school, academic, and public libraries.

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ALA-ORS main office page - Links to the Office for Research & Statistics' mission, people, news, initiatives and resources.

Libraries Matter - Making the case about library impact is important when supporting libraries to community members and stakeholders. The site includes links to and bibliographic information of studies that show the economic, educational and social impact of libraries.

E-Book and Digital Content - New digital forms of information offer opportunities for libraries to expand community access to information; but these new forms of digital content pose new challenges. A list of resources to better understand e-books and other forms of digital content.

Research & Statistics resources - In need of links to ALA's research initiatives, librarianship and library staff statistics? ALA's research-related content is compiled in the Research and Statistics section.

Also see the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Research Methods Library, a large and comprehensive collections of research methods. The resource includes free video and slide lectures on research-related topics.

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