[AL-Directors] FW: NCES Releases "Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look"

Ann Reed reed_ann at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Wed Dec 9 09:30:44 PST 2009

NCES Releases "Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look"

Academic libraries held approximately 102.5 million e-books and about 3.6 million electronic reference sources at the end of fiscal year 2008. The National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences has released the report "Academic Libraries: 2008 First Look." This report summarizes services, staff, collections, and expenditures of academic libraries in two- and four-year, degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Findings include: 

*  During FY 2008, there were about 138.1 million circulation transactions from academic libraries' general collection.

*  Academic libraries reported 93,438 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff working during the fall of 2008.

*  Academic libraries spent about $6.8 billion during FY 2008.

To view the full report please visit http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2010348

To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and
electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education
products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Library Development Services
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-5027
fax (503) 378-6439
ann.reed at state.or.us

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