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ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics: 2019 Survey Findings
Information to assist libraries in gathering and reporting statistics for the ACRL survey.
The complete data set from ACRL's comprehensive statistics-gathering project encompassing all academic libraries in one easy-to-use volume. Includes institutions in Carnegie classifications Associate of Arts degree granting, Master's Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. Data from 1,642 academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications is included. The core set of data consists of four major categories:
Collections: which includes titles held, volumes, and electronic books;
Expenditures: which includes library materials (one-time purchases and ongoing purchases), salaries and wages, etc.;
Personnel and Public Services: which includes size of staff, information service transactions, circulations, ILL, gate count, hours;
Open Education Resource (OER) trends including type of initiative, staffing, funding, estimated savings to students, and challenges to faculty adoption.
ACRL Metrics is an online service providing access to ACRL and NCES academic library statistics (2000 to present) as well as a subset of IPEDS data specific to academic libraries. Questions? Please contact ACRL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Survey Results Highlights
Description: The annual ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics survey is the largest national survey of its kind. The survey provides timely metrics for benchmarking, understanding trends, advocating for better resources, assessment, and conducting deeper research. Members of the Survey Editorial Board will share highlights from the 2019 survey and review changes in the 2020 survey, including the new academic library facilities component that will be sent to those who complete the Trends survey by February 28, 2021. Speakers: Janine A. Kuntz, Jeannette E. Pierce, Anne M. Casey, and Eric A. Kidwell