LJ Research reports for download

Library Journal and School Library Journal combine editorial & marketing expertise to conduct and present the most up-to-date library market research available.


These comprehensive and reliable reports use real data to help answer hard questions and aid decision making. Our in-house research experts conduct a variety of surveys each year focused on different aspects of public, academic, special and school libraries. Each report is made available as a downloadable pdf.

Library Journal and School Library Journal combine editorial & marketing expertise to conduct and present the most up-to-date library market research available.

These comprehensive and reliable reports use real data to help answer hard questions and aid decision making. Our in-house research experts conduct a variety of surveys each year focused on different aspects of public, academic, special and school libraries. Each report is made available as a downloadable pdf.

LJ Digital Humanities Survey of Academic Libraries

NEW! With Library Journal’s Digital Humanities Survey of Academic Libraries, we look at the current state of digital humanities (DH) in academic institutions and the support that campus libraries provide. Learn more in this in-depth report about technologies used, academic departments engaging with DH, role of the library, funding, etc.  


Click below to download your copy of this 96-page PDF, courtesy of Gale, a Cengage Company.

 

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LJ Public Library Marketing Survey

NEW! In this report, U.S. public libraries report on the promotional methods they use to communicate about library services and programs. The data covers funding, marketing goals and measurement, and job titles responsible for marketing. Most data is segmented by small, medium, large, and extra-large size libraries (determined by population served).


Click below to download your copy of this 18-page PDF, courtesy of SirsiDynix.

 

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2019 Textbook Affordability Survey Report

NEW! LJ’s textbook affordability survey gives the academic librarian’s perspective on the issue of textbook affordability. How concerned are college campuses about textbook affordability and can digital alternatives made available in the library help? The report answers these questions and more, with results broken down by size and type of institution.

Fill out the form below to download your copy of this 49-page PDF, courtesy of Taylor & Francis.

 

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2019 Academic Research: The Librarian’s Point of View On the Need for Varied Content Types

NEW! The academic collections survey gives the librarian’s perspective on the needs and challenges facing researchers as they discover and use the overwhelming variety of information available. The report identifies the fundamental issues facing researchers and solutions that make access to multiple formats and appropriate information easier for students.

Fill out the form below to download your copy of this 36-pge PDF, courtesy of ProQuest.

 

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2018 Adult Graphic Novels Collections Report

NEW! LJ’s graphic novels survey report details information about print and digital graphic novel collections in public libraries. Availability/popularity of various graphic novel categories, and shelving and marketing practices are included.

Fill out the form below to download your copy of this 22-pge PDF, courtesy of Hoopla.

 

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2018 Community Engagement Report

NEW! This 15-page report, based on results from an LJ survey conducted in the fall of 2018, highlights the value that public library administrators place on engaging their local creative communities through programming, productive spaces, and discovery for patrons. Funding sources and effective measurement of outcomes are considered as well.

Fill out the form below to download your copy of this PDF, courtesy of BiblioBoard

 

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2018 Academic Faculty Survey: Use and Perceptions of Electronic Resources Report

NEW! LJ surveyed a sample of 228 U.S. college/university faculty to learn how electronic resources, and ebooks in particular, are utilized for research and assigned reading in the classroom.  The report relays faculty members’ impediments to using ebooks as course materials and rates the importance of various ebook features. The data is presented in total and broken down by three broad discipline headings; social sciences, arts/humanities, and science/technology.

Fill out the form below to download your copy of this extensive, 56-page PDF, courtesy of EBSCO Information Services.

 

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2018 Public Library Mobile App Survey Report

LJ’s new mobile app survey report, based on 618 public libraries, highlights the percentage of public libraries with mobile apps by library size. The report reveals which app features are most important, which app vendors are used, satisfaction with integration between the app and the ILS, and how libraries market their app.

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2018 Academic Library Collection Development Survey Report

This report provides a snapshot of current trends in library collections at two- and four-year colleges and universities. The goal of Library Journal’s 2018 Academic Library Collection Development Survey was to learn and share how academic librarians approach collection development.

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2018 Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey Report

Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey ReportMost college students prefer print books when reading for pleasure, but when they are conducting research, almost two thirds now prefer ebooks or express no preference by format, according to the 2018 Academic Student Ebook Experience Survey, conducted by LJ’s research department and sponsored by EBSCO Information Services. Featuring the opinions of 306 students currently enrolled in four-year colleges and universities (65%), graduate programs (20%), and two-year or community colleges (15%), the survey examines current and emerging trends regarding preferred research devices and sources, changes in ebook usage, important features, preferences by format characteristic, thoughts on downloading and printing restrictions, and more. Fill out the form below to download the 80-page report, courtesy of survey sponsor EBSCO Information Services.

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Leading on Literacy

Leading on LiteracyThis report features case studies of best practices in supporting multiple literacies from seven leading libraries, including visual, early, digital, civic, cultural, health, and food literacies—and how to integrate them into a seamless, system-wide strategy. are also touched on in the report.

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2017 School Library Maker Survey Report

Download the full survey results from SLJ’s Spring 2017 school maker survey. The report highlights school librarian involvement in maker, the types of activities being offered, products used, funding and so much more. This comprehensive 69-page report presents results broken down by school type, locality (urban, suburban, small town & rural) and U.S. regions.

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2017 Maker Programs in Public Libraries

2017 Maker Programs in Public LibrariesRead LJ’s latest survey results about public library maker services for adults, teens, and children. This comprehensive 72-page report presents the results to our 2017 survey, including data broken down by library size and location (population served and urban/suburban/rural/small town).

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2017 First Year Experience Survey: Information Literacy In Higher Education

Discover how two-year and four-year academic institutions tie information literacy instruction to the First-Year Experience. This 46-page report answers the questions: How much instruction is given and by whom? Is IL instruction tailored by discipline? What are the challenges? How do schools measure success?

 

 


2016 Ebook Usage Reports: Academic Libraries

2016 Ebook Usage Reports: Academic LibrariesThe most up to date statistics on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the academic market.

 


2016 Audiobooks and Public Libraries

2016 Audiobooks and Public LibrariesThis report features insights into audiobook collection size and circulation, physical vs. digital format preferences, and the challenges involved in providing listener advisory and promoting this service. Much of the data is broken down by small, midsize, and large libraries.

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2016 Audiobooks and School Libraries

2016 Audiobooks and School LibrariesNEW! This report features insights into audiobook collection size and circulation, physical vs. digital format preferences, and the challenges involved in providing and promoting this service. Much of the data is broken down by elementary, middle school, and high school libraries.

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2015 Ebook Usage Reports: U.S. Public Libraries

2015 Ebook Usage Reports: U.S. Public Libraries

The most up-to-date statistics on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the public market.

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2015 Ebook Usage Reports: School (K-12) Libraries

2015 Ebook Usage Reports: School (K-12) Libraries

The most up to date statistics on how libraries are adopting ebooks and the driving factors behind purchasing and circulation activity in the school (K-12) market.

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2015 Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library

2015 Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library

To study how academic libraries are serving their faculty and how they can improve, Library Journal partnered with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, to conduct a joint study of how academic librarians feel they’re serving their faculty clientele—and how faculty members feel they’re being served by their libraries. Examined together, these responses pinpoint where academic libraries can focus efforts to take their service to faculty, as well as students, to the next level.

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