It’s All Circ: Complete LJ’s New, Simplified Materials Survey, Due November 16

For ease of use and to get the best possible picture of what materials are popular in libraries today, Library Journal has simplied its materials survey to focus strictly on circuation.

Every year since 1998, Library Journal has conducted a materials survey to track U.S. public libraries’ purchasing and circulation trends by format, genre, and subject. With the proliferation of formats, completing the survey has become a formidable task, and this year we are streamlining the process by focusing exclusively on circulation so that we can highlight what materials are really moving in public libraries today. Please complete our new, user-friendly 2018 materials survey, due November 16!


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Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Book Review; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president of the National Book Critics Circle, to which she has just been reelected.

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