Academic Libraries Survey 2012

This dashboard displays various measures from the National Center for Education Statistics’ Academic Libraries Survey 2012 dataset. The various views allow the user to filter by institutional Carnegie class to compare similar institutions – from 2-year Associate’s colleges to research universities. A filter for sector – public vs. private – allows apples-to-apples comparisons among libraries for things like collections expenditures and staffing. The ‘Compare expenditures of academic libraries’ and ‘Compare staffing of academic libraries’ tabs let you select specific institutions to compare, for measures including:

  • expenditures for print and electronic journal subscriptions in 2012
  • expenditures for print materials
  • numbers and total salaries/wages of librarians, other staff, and student assistants