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Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-2009 Edition

Posted by Editor on August 4, 2008

The Survey of Academic Libraries, 2008-09 Edition is based on data from 75 college libraries in the United States and Canada. Data is broken out by size and type of college, as well as for public and private institutions, to allow for easier benchmarking. The report’s more than 300 tables of data present findings about trends in staffing and salaries, budgets, grants and endowments, special collections, content and materials spending, use of e-books and online services, capital budgets library building renovation and facilities management, information literacy, and many other issues of interest to academic librarians.

Some of the report’s findings are:

– Only 22.5% of the colleges sampled believed that librarians’ salaries had been going up faster than the rate of inflation, while more than 34% believed that their salaries in the past year had gone down in real terms.  Librarians in private colleges were more likely than their counterparts in public colleges to believe that their salaries had gone down in real terms in the past year.  MORE


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