2010-11 ALA Annual Report: Successes, Concerns for Libraries

The 2010-11 ALA Annual Report underscores how libraries are providing essential resources for job-seekers, support for critical e-government services and programs to promote financial literacy.

Among the report’s highlights is a 2011 survey that shows how U.S. public libraries continue to expand as technology centers for communities, providing essential resources for job-seekers and support for critical e-government services. In addition, as the demand for e-books increases, libraries are the go-to source for free downloads. However, budget cuts have forced libraries nationwide to reduce operating hours and access to services, just when resources are most needed.

Read about other accomplishments from the year in the 2010-11 ALA Annual Report.

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