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Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2011

Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2011

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Public Libraries in the United States Survey
FISCAL YEAR 2011
June 2014
 
Project TeamsInstitute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Justin GrimesC. Arturo ManjarrezKim A. MillerTimothy OwensDeanne W. SwanRodney D. Vese, Jr.
U.S. Census Bureau
J. Andrea ArroyoTerri CraigSuzanne DorinskiMichael FreemanNatasha IsaacPatricia O’SheaRegina PadgettPeter SchillingJennifer Scotto
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Susan H. Hildreth, Director
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.As part of its mission, IMLS conducts policy research, analysis, and data collection to extend and improve the na-tion’s museum, library, and information services. IMLS research activities are conducted in ongoing collaboration with state library administrative agencies; national, state, and regional library and museum organizations; and other relevant agencies and organizations. IMLS research activities are designed to provide consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of the status and trends in library and museum services; and to report timely, useful, and high-quality data to Congress, the states, other policymakers, practitioners, data users, and the general public.
Contact Information
Institute of Museum and Library Services
1800 M Street NW, 9th FloorWashington, DC 20036-5802202-653-IMLS (4657)www.imls.govFor questions or comments about library statistics, contact: LibraryStats@imls.gov. For questions or comments about IMLS planning, research, and evaluation, contact: OPRE@imls.gov. Printed June 2014 in the United States of America. This publication is available online at www.imls.gov/PLS. IMLS will provide an audio recording of this publication upon request.
Cover Photos
Left: The Omaha Public Library’s Florence Branch Library and Recreation Center hosts a Veterans Day ceremony, photo by Erin O’Brien. Middle: The Summer Reading Kickoff festival at Virginia’s Chesterfield County Public Library. Right: Washington’s King County Library System, photo by Patrick Bennet
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Swan, D. W., Grimes, J., Owens, T., Miller, K., Arroyo, J., Craig, T., Dorinski, S., Freeman, M., Isaac, N., O’Shea, P., Padgett, R., Schil-ling, P.& Scotto, J. (2014). Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2011 (IMLS-2014-PLS-01). Institute of Museum and Library Services. Washington, DC.Unless specifically noted, all information contained herein is in the public domain and may be used and reprinted without special permission. Citation of this source is required.
 
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Public Libraries Survey | Fiscal Year 2011
Contents
Introduction ...........................................................................1List of Figures .........................................................................3
Part One: Public Libraries in the United States, Fiscal Year 2011
National Level Data and Trends .............................................................5
Part Two: Public Library Indicators
Section 1. Use of Public Library Services .....................................................15
Indicator 1.
 Visitation per Capita ........................................................17
Indicator 2.
Circulation per Capita .......................................................20
Indicator 3.
Program Attendance per Capita ................................................22
Indicator 4.
Use of Public-Access Internet Computer per Capita ..................................24
Indicator 5.
Reference Transactions per Capita ..............................................26
Section 2. Financial Health of Public Libraries .................................................28
Indicator 6.
Revenue per Capita ........................................................30
Indicator 7.
Operating Expenditure per Capita ...............................................33
Section 3. Public Library Resources .........................................................36
Indicator 8.
Collection Materials per Capita ................................................38
Indicator 9.
Programs per Capita ........................................................42
Indicator 10.
Public Access Computers per Capita ...........................................44
Section 4. Public Library Stafng ...........................................................46
Indicator 11.
Stafng per Capita ........................................................48
Indicator 12.
Librarians per Capita ......................................................50
Indicator 13.
Percent of Librarians with ALA-accredited MLS ....................................52
Public Libraries Survey: Appendix ..........................................................54
Appendix A.
About the Public Libraries Survey ..............................................55
Appendix B.
Technical Notes ...........................................................58
Appendix C.
Estimates for Multilevel Models ................................................65

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