April 15, 2014

America’s Star Libraries, 2012: Top-Rated Libraries

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We are very pleased to present the results of the fifth edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJI), a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries on the quantities of services they deliver. The 2012 LJ Index, brought to you by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat Collect and Connect, is based on Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) data for 2010.

LJ Index 2012: The Star Libraries

Jump to an Expenditure Range: $30,000,000 + $10,000,000 – $29,999,999 $5,000,000 – $9,999,999 $1,000,000 – $4,999,999 $400,000 – $999,999 $200,000 – $399,999 $100,000 – $199,999 $50,000 – $99,999 $10,000 – $49,999 Welcome to the latest update on America’s Star Libraries and the data that earn them that distinction. The LJ Index of Public Library Service […]

LJ Index 2012: 2012 Stars, State by State

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LJ Index of Public Library Service 2012 The Star Libraries 2012 Stars, State by State All the Stars, All Five Editions Five-Year Reflection Surviving the Recession Find a Library LJ Index FAQ The number of states from which Star Libraries hail has averaged 40 for the five LJI editions and remained the same in 2012 […]

LJ Index 2012: Surviving the Recession

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LJ Index of Public Library Service 2012 The Star Libraries 2012 Stars, State by State All the Stars, All Five Editions Five-Year Reflection Surviving the Recession Find a Library LJ Index FAQ While the effects of the 2007–09 recession were front of mind when we were designing the LJ Index, no one realized how long […]

LJ Index 2012: Find Your Library

Whether or not your library has been given a star rating, you can benefit from finding peers in your expenditure category and comparing stats. For the scores for all 7,570 libraries included in this round of the LJ Index, download this document to see the libraries rated, their ratings, and the data from which the ratings were derived.

LJ Index 2012: All the Stars, All Five Editions

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LJ Index of Public Library Service 2012 The Star Libraries 2012 Stars, State by State All the Stars, All Five Editions Five-Year Reflection Surviving the Recession Find a Library LJ Index FAQ See below for a table of all star libraries across all five editions of the LJ Index of Public Library Service, as well […]

LJ Index 2012: Five-Year Reflection

LJ Index of Public Library Service 2012 The Star Libraries 2012 Stars, State by State All the Stars, All Five Editions Five-Year Reflection Surviving the Recession Find a Library LJ Index FAQ When we first proposed the LJ Index ratings in 2008 we had several purposes in mind: To showcase a substantial number of U.S. […]