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<br /> Fighting Censorship ■ Embracing Transformation ■ Privatization<br /> SPECIAL ISSUE<br /> THE MAGAZINE OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION<br /> The 2012 State of<br /> AMERICA'S<br /> LIBRARIES<br /> Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books<br /> Publishers limit library ebook lending<br /> Increased usage, lowered budgets<br /> i<br /> Table of Contents<br /> E x e c u t i v e s u m m a r y .......................................................................... 1<br /> I n t r o d u c t i o n ....................................................................................... 5<br /> P u b l i c l i b r a r i e s .................................................................................. 9<br /> N e w f o c u s o n e b o o k s ..................................................................... 17<br /> S c h o o l l i b r a r i e s ............................................................................... 22<br /> A c a d e m i c l i b r a r i e s<a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=1"> Fighting Censorship ■ Embracing Transformation ■ </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=2"> i</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=3"> Table of Contents E x e c u t i v e s u m m a r</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=4"> Executive summary As the national economy continu</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=5"> provide advice to the ALA on a range of digital c</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=6"> Librarians active from New Zealand to Zuccotti Pa</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=7"> Facebook and Twitter in particular have proven t</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=8"> Introduction An economy still recovering from t</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=9"> Americans are becoming ever more keenly aware tha</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=10"> for Haiti library reconstruction, much of which h</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=11"> Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Envi</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=12"> Public libraries Public libraries continue to b</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=13"> 2012. Only nine states anticipated decreased fund</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=14"> Today's public libraries are grappling with a “ne</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=15"> On the technology front, a different picture Des</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=16"> The need for speed and e-reads greater than ever </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=17"> PLDS: Mean output per $1,000 of expenditures, all</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=18"> 2012, mandates that proponents of privatization m</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=19"> discourse; arm the public, particularly young peo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=20"> New focus on ebooks Libraries deepen ebook engag</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=21"> On Feb. 29, Oberhausen had bought Eisenhower in W</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=22"> Other things you should know about ebooks and lib</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=23"> HarperCollins policy: 26 loans per ebook HarperC</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=24"> Again, the lack of data in a field that is develo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=25"> School libraries A bad year on the budget front</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=26"> AASL president sounds an alarm Nancy Everhart, 2</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=27"> More than 25,000 back petition to the White House</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=28"> Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) spearheaded the push to b</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=29"> The availability of remote database access rises </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=30"> highest response, with 95% of respondents. The mo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=31"> Academic libraries </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=32"> years. It was in this context that the ACRL, in </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=33"> According to new data from the National Center fo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=34"> Staffing in academic libraries off sharply Acade</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=35"> Librarians keep an eye on legislation In order t</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=36"> Also in November, the LCA sent a letter t</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=37"> Social networking U.S. libraries of all types ar</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=38"> Source: Social Media, Libraries, and Web 2.0: How</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=39"> Facebook use huge, and growing Facebook is in fa</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=40"> are part of that interaction. The Text a Librari</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=41"> [public service announcements] about libraries an</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=42"> Library construction and renovation When it com</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=43"> zone, café, math lab, and media production center</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=44"> organic compound) paints, sealants,</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=45"> Outreach and diversity Expanding literacy effort</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=46"> 53 members of underrepresented groups receive Spe</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=47"> Wife) and Her Fearful Symmetry. The event recogn</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=48"> Rita Williams-Garcia, author of One Crazy Summer,</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=49"> Washington scene A lot of discussion took place</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=50"> (OPEN) as an alternative, but the issue remained </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=51"> International copyright issues remain largely unr</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=52"> In the National Broadband Plan, released in 2010,</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=53"> made halting progress late in the year. The Sena</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=54"> and for other purposes. The law clarified librari</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=55"> sought by freedom-to-read groups such as the ALA,</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=56"> Intellectual freedom Banned Books Week Virtual </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=57"> winning young-adult novel, The Absolutely True Di</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=58"> The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=59"> The theme for Choose Privacy Week 2012 is “Freedo</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=60"> New technologies raise old issues New technologi</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=61"> Sources Executive summary Dilworth, Dianna. “N</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=62"> “City Announces New Monday Hours for Libraries.” </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=63"> Ebooks “ALA Calls on Random House to Reconsider </a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=64"> February 15, 2012. http://www.schoollibraryjourna</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=65"> ———. 2010 Academic Library Trends and Statistics.</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=66"> Social networking American Library Association L</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=67"> Information Services. Washington, D.C.: The Advis</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=68"> Goldberg, Beverly. “Missouri Library Sued for Bar</a> <a title="The State of America's Libraries, 2012 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/9cbfcc6a?page=69"> Feedback and contact information The American Li</a>