April 20, 2018

Research

 

Library Journal and School Library Journal combine editorial & marketing expertise to conduct and present the most up-to-date library market research available.
These comprehensive and reliable reports use real data to help answer hard questions and aid decision making. Our in-house research experts conduct a variety of surveys each year focused on different aspects of public, academic, special and school libraries. Each report is made available as a downloadable pdf.
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2018 Public Library Mobile App Survey Report
2018 Public Library Mobile App Survey Report
NEW!
LJ’s new mobile app survey report, based on 618 public libraries, highlights the percentage of public libraries with mobile apps by library size. The report reveals which app features are most important, which app vendors are used, satisfaction with integration between the app and the ILS, and how libraries market their app.

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2018 Academic Library Collection Development Survey Report

Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey Report NEW! This report provides a snapshot of current trends in library collections at two- and four-year colleges and universities. The goal of Library Journal’s 2018 Academic Library Collection Development Survey was to learn and share how academic librarians approach collection development.

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2018 Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey Report

Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey Report NEW! Most college students prefer print books when reading for pleasure, but when they are conducting research, almost two thirds now prefer ebooks or express no preference by format, according to the 2018 Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey, conducted by LJ’s research department and sponsored by EBSCO Information Services. Featuring the opinions of 306 students currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities (65%), graduate programs (20%), and two-year or community colleges (15%), the survey examines current and emerging trends regarding preferred research devices and sources, changes in ebook usage, important features, preferences by format characteristic, thoughts on downloading and printing restrictions, and more. Fill out the form below to download the 80-page report, courtesy of survey sponsor EBSCO Information Services.

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2018 SLJ School Spending Survey Report

School Spending Survey Report NEW! Compare your school library budget and spending allowances to averages tabulated from 1,008 U.S. school library respondents and broken down by elementary, middle/jr. high, and high school levels. The report digs into funding sources such as book fairs and grants. Staffing, librarian influence on budgets, public library partnerships, and OER are also touched on in the report.

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Leading on Literacy

Leading on Literacy This report features case studies of best practices in supporting multiple literacies from seven leading libraries, including visual, early, digital, civic, cultural, health, and food literacies—and how to integrate them into a seamless, system-wide strategy.

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2017 School Library Maker Survey Report

Download the full survey results from SLJ’s Spring 2017 school maker survey. The report highlights school librarian involvement in maker, the types of activities being offered, products used, funding and so much more. This comprehensive 69-page report presents results broken down by school type, locality (urban, suburban, small town & rural) and U.S. regions.

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2017 Maker Programs in Public Libraries

2017 Maker Programs in Public Libraries Read LJ’s latest survey results about public library maker services for adults, teens, and children. This comprehensive 72-page report presents the results to our 2017 survey, including data broken down by library size and location (population served and urban/suburban/rural/small town).

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2017 First Year Experience Survey: Information Literacy In Higher Education

Discover how two-year and four-year academic institutions tie information literacy instruction to the First-Year Experience. This 46-page report answers the questions: How much instruction is given and by whom? Is IL instruction tailored by discipline? What are the challenges? How do schools measure success?


2016 Ebook Usage Reports: Academic Libraries

2016 Ebook Usage Reports: Academic Libraries The most up to date statistics on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the academic market.

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2016 Audiobooks and Public Libraries

2016 Audiobooks and Public Libraries This report features insights into audiobook collection size and circulation, physical vs. digital format preferences, and the challenges involved in providing listener advisory and promoting this service. Much of the data is broken down by small, midsize, and large libraries.

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2016 Audiobooks and School Libraries

2016 Audiobooks and School Libraries NEW! This report features insights into audiobook collection size and circulation, physical vs. digital format preferences, and the challenges involved in providing and promoting this service. Much of the data is broken down by elementary, middle school, and high school libraries.

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2015 Ebook Usage Reports: U.S. Public Libraries

2015 Ebook Usage Reports: U.S. Public Libraries The most up-to-date statistics on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the public market.

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2015 Ebook Usage Reports: School (K-12) Libraries

2015 Ebook Usage Reports: School (K-12) Libraries The most up to date statistics on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the school (K-12) market.

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2015 Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library

2015 Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library To study how academic libraries are serving their faculty and how they can improve, Library Journal partnered with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, to conduct a joint study of how academic librarians feel they’re serving their faculty clientele—and how faculty members feel they’re being served by their libraries. Examined together, these responses pinpoint where academic libraries can focus efforts to take their service to faculty, as well as students, to the next level.

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