From the American Library Association:

“The Great Recession may have come to an end, but there’s no end to libraries’ key role in helping hard-pressed Americans find employment or launch a bootstraps venture. These and other key trends in the library community are detailed in this report on the State of America’s Libraries, 2011. The trends are documented in a nationwide poll commissioned by the American Library Association (ALA) as part of a Harris Interactive telephone omnibus study
conducted in January with a cross-section of 1,012 adults.”

http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/archives/issue/state-americas-libraries-2011

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