2008 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

2008 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 three-volume set includes associate of arts institutions, master’s colleges and universities/baccalaureate colleges and research/doctoral-granting institutions. The individual volumes for associates colleges, masters/baccalaureate and doctoral-granting institutions are also available for purchase.

The 2008 survey includes data from 1,533 academic libraries in six 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
– Faculty Rank, Status, and Tenure for Librarians

The survey also provides analysis of selected variables and summary data (high, low, mean and median) for all elements. The 2008 data can be used for self-studies, budgeting, strategic planning, annual reports, grant applications and benchmarking. Summary data for all elements is available freely on the ACRL Website.

Additional details on the 2008 survey are also available in the official press release.

2008 Academic Library Trends and Statistics is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store, by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers and will be available at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.