2007 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

2007 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications, is now available from ACRL.

The publication includes survey data from 1,311 academic libraries covering five major categories:

* Collections (including volumes, serials, multimedia)
* Expenditures (library materials, wages and salaries, other operating)
* Electronic Resources (including expenditures, collections, services, usage)
* Personnel and Public Services (staff and services)
* Ph.D.s Granted, Faculty, Student Enrollment

The survey also provides analysis of selected variables and summary data (high, low, mean and median) for all elements. The 2007 data can be used for self-studies, budgeting, strategic planning, annual reports, grant applications and benchmarking.

2007 Academic Library Trends and Statistics is available as a three-volume set, including Associate of Arts institutions, Master’s Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges and Research/Doctoral granting institutions. The titles are also available for purchase as individual volumes.

The online edition of 2007 Academic Library Trends and Statistics provides access to the data for each institution and is designed to facilitate searching, selection of peer institutions, designation of criteria for comparison, display and/or downloading to Excel. The database can now be searched by state as well as across multiple fields. Subscribers can also create and download multiple collections (up to 100 institutions per collection).

The print edition is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers and will be available at the 2009 ACRL National Conference in Seattle. Access to the online edition is available by invoice and credit cards.


  • Liberate the online edition and make it free. Also, there are more than just Associate of Arts degrees at two year colleges. There are also Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and probably more. Data should be free!!

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