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<br /> Public Library<br /> Funding &<br /> SUMMER 2012<br /> THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION<br /> Technology Access<br /> Study 2011–2012<br /> LIBRARIES<br /> CONNECT<br /> COMMUNITIES<br /> NEW BOOKS<br /> FROM<br /> alastore.ala.org<br /> NEW & BOOKS<br /> BESTSELLING FROM<br /> neal-schuman.com<br /> Neal-Schuman is now an imprint of the ALA.<br /> ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness, and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.<br /> CONTENTS<br /> AMERICAN LIBRARIES | Digital Supplement | Summer 2012<br /> Special Report:<br /> Public Library Funding &<br /> Technology Access Study<br /> 2011–2012<br /> 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY<br /> An overview of the 2011–2012 Public Library<br /> Funding & Technology Access Study findings.<br /> 10 PUBLIC LIBRARY<br /> FUNDING LANDSCAPE<br /> At the same time that dem<a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=1"> Public Library Funding & SUMMER 2012 THE</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=2"> NEW BOOKS FROM alastore.ala.org NEW & </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=3"> CONTENTS AMERICAN LIBRARIES | Digital Suppl</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=4"> CONTENTS AMERICAN LIBRARIES | DIGITAL SUPPL</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=5"> AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION Judy Hoffman is Proj</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=6"> SPECIAL REPORT | A Message From COSLA Streng</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=7"> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY PUBLIC LIBRARY FU</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=8"> S trategic vision and careful managemen</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=9"> for one-on-one assistance have in- creased, with </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=10"> FIGURE A-2: U.S. PUBLIC LIBRARIES: TRENDS IN E-B</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=11"> libraries, as compared to 36.1 percent “triple</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=12"> PUBLIC LIBRARY F UNDIN G LANDSCAPE Iimprove</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=13"> Responses to the 2011-2012 Public Library</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=14"> FIGURE B-3: AVERAGE PERCENTAGE CHANGE FY2008 TO F</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=15"> n Nearly 60 percent of libraries report no</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=16"> FIGURE B-8: PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEMS CUMULATIVE BUD</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=17"> FIGURE B-10: AVERAGE PERCENTAGE CHANGE, FY2010-FY</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=18"> FIGURE B-12: REGIONAL CHANGES IN STATE FUNDING FO</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=19"> from FY2011 to FY2012, as compared to 54 percent </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=20"> PUBLIC LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=21"> The 2011-2012 study tracks the continuously exp</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=22"> FIGURE C-2:AVERAGE NUMBER OF PUBLIC ACCESS INTERN</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=23"> ules, and whether libraries are able to adhere to</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=24"> FIGURE C-7: AVERAGE PUBLIC ACCESS WORKSTATIONS AD</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=25"> to add or replace systems with such funds next ye</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=26"> summer 2012 FIGURE C-11: PUBLIC ACCESS WIRELESS </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=27"> INTERNET SERVICES AND TRAINING A wide range of I</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=28"> FIGURE C-14: FORMAL TECHNOLOGY TRAINING CLASSES O</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=29"> FIGURE C-15: ONLINE RESOURCES AND SERVICES THAT T</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=30"> FIGURE C-16: PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEMS USE OF SOCIAL</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=31"> FIGURE C-18: JOB-SEEKING SERVICES PROVIDED BY PUB</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=32"> FIGURE C-19: E-GOVERNMENT ROLES AND SERVICES OF P</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=33"> ALA TechSource Subscribe to ALA </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=34"> L Public ibraries were selected from a p</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=35"> Following recommendations of staff at their resp</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=36"> Athens-Clarke County Library – Athens Regional Li</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=37"> among those interviewed. Collec- tions, open hour</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=38"> summer 2012 | digital supplement | americanlibrar</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=39"> optimized website with interactive applications. </a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=40"> Carrollton Library – West Georgia Regional Librar</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=41"> wall solution. Small modifications are resources</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=42"> Serving a region with the highest number of ve</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=43"> one single outlet, while the other two manage fou</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=44"> summer 2012 | Top: Mountain Home Public Library</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=45"> notes that rural communities' lack of broadband a</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=46"> summer 2012 | digital supplement | americanlibrar</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=47"> STATE SUMMARY DATA T he 2011–2</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=48"> ALABAMA summer 2012 | digital supplement | ameri</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=49"> ALASKA AK US EXPENDITURES (SYSTEM DATA) Tot</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=50"> ARIZONA summer 2012 | digital supplement | ameri</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=51"> ARKANSAS AR US EXPENDITURES (SYSTEM DATA) T</a> <a title="American Libraries ORS Supplement (Summer 2012) page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/4673a369?page=52"> CALIFORNIA summer 2012 | digital supplement | am</a> 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