Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Long Overdue

"Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century" reports the results of a national study of the general public as well as interviews with national and local civic leaders (see methodology below). This multi-level public opinion study identifies a troubling issue for library advocates: While Americans give their public libraries an "A" more often than any other community service asked about (45% give libraries an "A") and a large majority of the public (71%) says their local library uses public money well, few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries.
Take a look at the full 84-page report.

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