(30 October 2013) ACRL announces the publication of 2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master’s Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. The individual volumes for Associates Colleges, Masters/Baccalaureate, and Doctoral-Granting institutions are also available for purchase.
The 2012 data show that library expenditures for collection materials increased 7.3 percent over 2011. Baccalaureate schools increased their spending by an average of 11 percent; associate degree-granting institutions increased spending by an average of 5.4 percent; comprehensive degree-granting institutions spent 6.9 percent more on average and doctoral degree-granting institutions spent 7.1 percent more than in 2011.
More facts and figures are in the press release.