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ALA Releases “State of America’s Libraries 2021” Report | LJ infoDOCKET

ALA Releases “State of America’s Libraries 2021” Report

Filed by Gary Price on April 5, 2021

NOTE: Included in State of America’s Libraries Report 2021 is the list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020.

The complete list and additional resources can be accessed here.

From the American Library Association: Today, the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America’s Libraries Special Report: COVID-19 (PDF), a snapshot of the library communities’ resilience, determination, and innovation in unprecedented circumstances. The State of America’s Libraries report is released annually during National Library Week, April 4 – 10, and this year’s issue focuses on the impact of the novel coronavirus on all types of libraries during the previous calendar year.

Source: ALA Releases “State of America’s Libraries 2021” Report | LJ infoDOCKET

State of America’s Libraries Report 2016

State of America’s Libraries Report 2016

“Academic, school, and public libraries continue to face an uncertain economy as they shift resources and services to meet the needs of the 21st-century digital world. The American Library Association launched a new public awareness campaign, “Libraries Transform,” to help shift the mindset that “libraries are obsolete or nice to have” to “libraries are essential.”

“This and other library trends of the past year, including the Top Ten Most Challenges Books of 2015, are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2016 State of America’s Libraries report, released during National Library Week, April 10– 16, 2016.”

Press release: “State of America’s Libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons

Flipbook version at American Libraries Magazine

2016 State of America’s Libraries Report (PDF)

Source: State of America’s Libraries Report 2016 | News and Press Center