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<br /> School Libraries Update n Sequestration n Ebooks n Budget Cuts<br /> SPECIAL ISSUE<br /> THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION<br /> 2<br /> 013<br /> Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books<br /> How People Use Their Libraries<br /> <br /> Executive Summary 2<br /> Introduction 7<br /> Public Libraries 12<br /> Ebooks and Copyright Issues 20<br /> School Libraries 28<br /> Academic Libraries 34<br /> Social Networking 39<br /> Library Construction and Renovation 45<br /> Outreach and Diversity <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=1"> School Libraries Update n Sequestration n Ebooks </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=2"> </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=3"> Executive Summary </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=4"> Libraries continue role as transformative institu</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=5"> The economic and social challenges that libraries</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=6"> ALA President Sullivan spelled out why this is a </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=7"> physical space, library leadership, and the libra</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=8"> On the front lines of the battle against censorsh</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=9"> Public libraries weather storm; school librarians</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=10"> Even the generally positive PLFTAS report undersc</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=11"> entities have worked together for centuries to su</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=12"> The survey also covered direct state aid for publ</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=13"> The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls Beloved, by </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=14"> Technology, books, and reference librarians “very</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=15"> These findings are based on the Pew project's nat</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=16"> Sullivan highlighted three findings from the repo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=17"> Public libraries circulated 2.46 billion material</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=18"> Library-visit rate dips, perhaps due to that expa</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=19"> Libraries struggle to recover pre-recession fundi</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=20"> Changes on the technology front More than 95% of </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=21"> The DPLA “will make the cultural heritage of the </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=22"> 2013 More and more Americans turn to e-reading </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=23"> And those numbers probably received a big boost d</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=24"> ALA and libraries push for fairness in ebook lend</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=25"> publishers. We have sought common ground by explo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=26"> Penguin's decision came in the wake of a pilot pr</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=27"> An ebook “coalition of the willing” As libraries</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=28"> storehouse where people will be able to check out</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=29"> In October, a federal district court ruled that t</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=30"> 2013 School librarians bear the brunt of staff r</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=31"> increased by less than 1% from school year 2005–2</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=32"> The task force, which continues the work of 2011–</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=33"> social networking tools continues to be an issue </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=34"> effective practices, and use data and information</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=35"> way of creating community and promoting personal </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=36"> Pressure on higher education is keenly felt in th</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=37"> Employers feel differently. According to a Projec</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=38"> Academic libraries assume new roles in growth are</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=39"> Higher education. Institutions of higher educatio</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=40"> Expanded public access to taxpayer-funded researc</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=41"> Technology marches on, and so do libraries Faceb</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=42"> “Good libraries provide good service,” Crawford a</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=43"> But Ben Bizzle, director of information technolog</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=44"> Physically, the ideal young-adult area will proba</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=45"> community-based learning spaces,” to “use element</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=46"> Understanding the opportunities, norms, and limit</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=47"> Interest rates are low, but libraries still produ</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=48"> “The rebranding—and the capital construction proj</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=49"> Physical structures change to meet higher-tech ne</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=50"> Sometimes restoration is really recycling Some l</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=51"> accessible after normal library hours. The librar</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=52"> Profession continues to move toward an elusive go</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=53"> As seen in the table above, members of most minor</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=54"> opposed to 4.8% in 2000. Latinos accounted for 3.</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=55"> “We're going to need an even broader effort going</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=56"> More information on the ALA's efforts in this are</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=57"> Sequestration hits libraries hard—with more pain </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=58"> will affect the library services delivered to the</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=59"> Signed on January 30, 2013, on the Treaty of Pari</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=60"> Library advocate Louis “Buzz” Carmichael of Lexin</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=61"> through Mobile Commons. The text messages will pr</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=62"> At what point does filtering turn into censorship</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=63"> The fact remains, however, that internet censorsh</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=64"> Banned and challenged books Here are a few of th</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=65"> The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (homosexualit</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=66"> Librarians of Color, featuring the Librotraficant</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=67"> students to become news “fact-checkers,” who went</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=68"> 1. Executive Summary American Library Associatio</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=69"> Lear, Brett W., emailed comments. Palfrey, John, </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=70"> Enis, Matt, “Sequester Will Force Tech Investment</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=71"> Sullivan, Maureen, “An Open Letter to America's P</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=72"> 4. Ebooks and Copyright Issues Albanese, Andrew,</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=73"> ———, “Simon & Schuster Ebooks Can't Resist Persis</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=74"> Vinjamuri, David, “The Wrong War over eBooks: Pub</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=75"> Khadaroo, Stacy Teicher, “`Fiscal Cliff': With Cu</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=76"> Attis, David, “Redefining the Academic Library: M</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 77" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=77"> Pryor, John H., et al. The American Freshman: Nat</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 78" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=78"> Lenhart, Amanda, “Teens, Mobile and Games.” Prese</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 79" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=79"> ———, “Technology Transforms Communities.” http://</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 80" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=80"> ———, “ALA President, Secretary Hillary Clinton Si</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 81" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=81"> Kalb, Loretta, and Diana Lambert, “Once-Banned St</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 82" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=82"> 2013 | The State of America’s Libraries | america</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2013 page 83" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/33759128?page=83"> Please direct feedback regarding this report to: </a>