Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is the higher education association for librarians. Representing more than 11,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals, ACRL develops programs, products and services to help academic and research librarians learn, innovate and lead within the academic community. Founded in 1940, ACRL is committed to advancing learning and transforming scholarship.
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The complete data set from ACRL's comprehensive statistics-gathering project encompassing all academic libraries in one easy-to-use volume. Includes institutions in Carnegie classifications Associate of Arts degree granting, Master's Colleges and Universities, Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. Data from 1,726 academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications is included. The core set of data consists of four major categories:
- Collections: which includes titles held, volumes, and electronic books;
- Expenditures: which includes library materials (one-time purchases and ongoing purchases), salaries and wages, etc.;
- Personnel and Public Services: which includes size of staff, information service transactions, circulations, ILL, gate count, hours;
- Staffing trends: library contributions to student success initiatives, faculty status, and staff expertise.
ACRL Metrics is an online service providing access to ACRL academic library statistics (1999-2018) and NCES academic library statistics (2000 to 2012) as well as a subset of IPEDS data specific to academic libraries. Questions? Please contact ACRL at firstname.lastname@example.org.