Infographic Charts State Library Budget Cuts

By Jason Boog Comment

The American Library Association has created a large infographic outlining the problems facing libraries this year, charting everything from budget cuts to eBook demand.

We’ve embedded the complete chart below–what do you think?

Here’s more about the infographic: “Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s economy. However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America’s libraries: cumulative budget cuts which threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology training, and the chronic presence of the digital divide.”

Weathering the Storm

(Via Reddit)