What Kids are Reading - A 2017 report from Renaissance Learning about the reading of students using Accelerated Reader.
Libraries 2016 - The latest Pew survey of public libraries finds that Americans have expectations of what the public library should offer including teaching digital skills. Sept., 2016.
Book Reading 2016 - The latest Pew survey of reading finds that the number of Americans who read at least one book a year remains constant at 73%. E-book reading is growning, but print books remain more popular. Sept. 2016
Read Books, Live Longer? - A study by the Yale University School of Public Health has shown that those, fifty years or older, who read 3.5 hours a week were likely to live seventeen per cent longer, and those who read 5 or more hours a week were likely to live 23 percent longer in the 12 years of the follow up study. This is from the New York Times, August 3, 2016
World Literacy - a ranking based upon the number of libraries and newspapers, education inputs and outputs, and computer availability in 60 countries. The United States ranks 7th overall; the Scandinavian countries have the best ranks. This study was conducted by Central Connecticut State University, 2016.
Libraries and Learning - A survey from the Pew Research Center finds that Americans feel that libraries are doing a good job in their community. Library use is down, and many people do not know all of the services which the library provides. April, 2016.
Lifelong Learning and Technology - This Pew study of lifelong learning finds that the majority of Americans say that they engage in lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is engaged in more by people with higher education and higher incomes. March 22, 2016.
Global Library Statistics - "These statistics that represent the total global library universe include data, if available, for the total number of libraries, librarians, volumes, expenditures, and users for every country and territory in the world broken down into the major library types: academic, public, school, special and national." This site is by OCLC.
Haves, Halves, and Have-Nots: School Libraries and Student Achievement in California - This is a doctoral dissertation by Doug Achterman, 2008. "This descriptive, non-experimental study examines the strength of the relationship between California school library media programs and student achievement, using data from California criterion-referenced state-wide tests, publicly available school and community demographic data, and a state survey of school library programs.".
Distribution of School Librarians in Colorado - The number of school librarians in Colorado has risen, but the increase is greater in metropolitan areas than in non-metropolitan areas. This study was done in 2008. It is in pdf format.
MCAS and School Libraries: Making the Connection - The Simmons study by James C. Baughman and Mary Eldringhoff, 2000, of the impact of school libraries upon student achievement on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment test scores. Available in pdf format.
School Libraries and Students Achievement in Ontario - A study by the Queen's University and People for Education for the Ontario Library Association, April, 2006. The results show that the presence of a school librarian increased 3rd and 6th graders' enjoyment of reading and also their reading test scores.