Data and Statistics

Infographics

Infographics

Impact of LSTA Funding

2017 Day in the District (template) 2016 National Library Week

 

 

Reports

Reports

North Carolina Reports

Edge: In 2015, 73% of NC libraries participated in the Edge Assessment, evaluating public technology services. The results outlined in this report showed us where NC libraries stand in three categories: Community Value, Community, Engagement, and Organizational Management.  Download NC's 2015 report. Download NC's 2014 report. Impact Survey: In 2014, 45% of NC libraries participated in the Impact Survey, which gathered 5,381 responses from patrons across the state about how and why they use library public access technology (education, employment, health info, etc.) Download State Library's summary of findings.  Download the Impact team's full report.

NC Highlights: Beginning in FY2010, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provides a one-page report for each indiviudal state based on the national Public Library Survey dataset.  Download NC's FY2012 report. Download NC's FY2011 report. Download NC's FY2010 report.

 

National Reports

IMLS Annual Public Library Survey Reports: Every year, statisticians at the Institute of Museum and Library Services analyze the data from the annual Public Library Survey and write an in-depth report about national trends in public libraries. Over 20 years of these reports are available as PDF downloads. Reports are finalized and released 1.5 years after the survey ends, so federal data for the most recent fiscal year is not available. See the reports here. Digital Inclusion Survey: The Digital Inclusion Survey was developed by IMLS, the University of Washington, and the International City/County Management Association to highlight the public library’s role as a community anchor that ensures public access to technology, digital content, and Internet-enabled services. The survey focuses on Access, adoption and application of technology in public libraries.  See the reports here.
 
Pew Research Center: The PEW Research Center has released a number of reports as part of their large research effort called Internet & American Life Project that is exploring the role libraries play in people's lives and in their communities. Libraries and Learning(2016) Libraries and Hispanics(2015) Libraries at a crossroads (2015) PEW Research Center: Library services in the digital age (2013)