[Libs-Or] FW: 2011 State of America's Libraries Report

Rempel, Hannah Hannah.Rempel at oregonstate.edu
Mon Apr 11 09:58:45 PDT 2011

From: Don Wood [dwood at ala.org]
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 9:54 AM
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Subject: [alacro-l] 2011 State of America's Libraries Report

2011 State of America's Libraries Report<http://ala.org/ala/newspresscenter/mediapresscenter/americaslibraries2011/index.cfm>

“Library trends of the past year are detailed in the State of America’s Libraries, 2011, released during National Library Week, April 10-16, 2011, by the American Library Association.

Even as budget-cutters take aim at libraries and their services, more than two-thirds of the 1,000-plus adults contacted in a survey in January said that the library’s assistance in starting a business or finding a job was important to them, according to the poll, conducted for the American Library Association (ALA) by Harris Interactive.

Sixty-five percent of those polled said they had visited the library in the past year; women are significantly more likely than men (72 percent vs. 58 percent) to fall into this category, especially working women, working mothers and women aged 18-54. Overall, 58 percent of those surveyed said they had a library card, and the largest group was, again, women, especially working women and working mothers. College graduates and those with a household income of more than $100,000 were also well represented among card holders, according to the survey.”

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