The American Library Association has released a massive infographic describing the myriad of problems facing American libraries since the Great Recession. Public libraries have been an essential force for democracy and public education in the U.S. for more than two centuries. But the competing economic concerns that face America’s libraries are now threatening the library’s crucial role in society.
- REFORMA holds gala during American Library Association conference (oclatinolink.ocregister.com)
- As E-Book Demand Rises, Libraries Struggle With Publishers, Budgets to Deliver (pbs.org)
- New ALA report explores challenges of equitable access to digital content | ALA Press Release | American Library Association (drweb.typepad.com)
- Study released on library e-book borrowing (news.yahoo.com)
- Nearly 40% of libraries will let you check out an e-reader, as ebook penetration soars (thenextweb.com)