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Library and Information Science : Special Topics

Libraries and librarianship for information professionals

Grants Research

Statistics

CRL's Academic Library Trends & Statistics -- Survey data from the latest ACRL edition.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) -- Statisical reports some of which Drexel has cataloged individually

American Library Association -- Office for Research and Statistics

American Library Directory -- A classified list of libraries in the USA & Canada with annually updated personnel data & some statistics. (Trial access to online version is free with registration.)

Bowker Annual: Library and Book Trade Almanac -- The industry standard for tracking annual changes is book prices. Ref Z731 .A47

Institute of Museum and Library Services - Public Libraries Survey and the State Library Agencies Survey

National Center for Educational Statistics, Library Statistics Program -- Strong coverage of academic and school library collections, expenditures, services, and staffing survey results.

Public Library Data Service statistical report -- Ref Z731 .P94x (1988 - 2009)

Salary Surveys:

ALA-APA Library Salary Database --ELECTRONIC

Various Reports --PRINT Includes librarians and library technicians.

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Ref Z682.3 .B54 -- PRINT

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Ref Z682.3 .A88x -- 

Special Libraries Association (SLA) Ref Z682.3 .S58x -- 

Professional associations often provide statistics via their web sites. Try our "guide to library associations" or search the Encyclopedia of Associations for more options.

Professional and Trade Associations

Associations:
Professional and trade associations offer unique insider perspectives on the world of their membership with industry reports and member surveys you will not find elsewhere. Here is a representative list:


Public

Specialized Library Associations

State & Locally-Based

Archives

School

Special Demographic or Technology Focus

Information Science and International

Subject Guide

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Tim Siftar
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Liaison Librarian
Hagerty Library Rm #126
www.drexel.edu/library
Call, chat 9-5:30 weekdays as available.
Office consults by appointment.
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