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Beth Kantner offers social media infographics on her Pinterest site Social Media Research, Data, and Stats. Read Kantner’s latest blog. ...

The Pew Research Center survey report, Libraries at the Crossroads, highlights what people say they want to see from their library. PEW finds that many Americans want public libraries to: support local education; serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military...

Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting Please join the National Network Library of Medicine on Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 8) for their online “Boost Box” session, Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting .  Cindy Olney and Karen Vargas, National...

National Network Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is offering the follwoing webianrs: Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML) – Hear presentations on about Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries, visual media digitization and a public library/academic...

Highlighted content from WebJunction Enhance your summer reading program! OCLC has collaborated with a number of WorldCat partners to give librarians a free, easy way to enhance their planned summer reading programs with an online social component. Gamer’s Advisory 101: Breaking...

ALA has released The State of America’s Libraries report for 2015.  According to this latest report, academic, public and school libraries are experiencing a shift in how they are perceived by their communities and society.  Read the Executive Summary , Issues and Trends or National...

Do you know where to find the PEW Reports on Libraries (and other topics)?  Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Check out their page on other topics and sign up for newsletters,...

You have the data (right?) but are you making the right conclusions?  Read this Butts in the Seats posting! ...

Read how Measure the Future is planning a Google-Analytics-style dashboard for your library building with number of visits, what patrons browsed, what parts of the library were busy during which parts of the day, and more–by using simple and inexpensive sensors   ...

IMLS released the report for the Public Libraries in the United States Survey: Fiscal Year 2012, an analysis of the annual data collection of U.S. public library statistics.  The survey report provides analysis of 13 key indicators of library investments and library use, and profiles...