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Academic Libraries: 2008
NCES 2010-348
December 2009


Table A-1.  Number and percentage of responding academic libraries, by level, control of institution, and item: 2008  (Table A-1—Continued)

  Total post- secondary degree granting institutions Percent 4-year institutions
Total 4-year institutions Highest level of degree
Doctor's Master's Bachelor's
Total res- ponding Percent Total res- ponding Total res- ponding Total res- ponding
    Percent   Percent   Percent
All institutions  3,827 100.0   2,393 100.0   721 100.0   911 100.0   730 100.0
Responding libraries  3,318 86.7   2,084 87.1   644 89.3   829 91.0   584 80.0
                             
Part B-Library staff                             
Number of FTEs                             
Librarians  3,301 86.3   2,077 86.8   643 89.2   825 90.6   582 79.7
Other professional staff  3,298 86.2   2,076 86.8   643 89.2   825 90.6   581 79.6
Total librarians and                             
  other professional staff  3,298 86.2   2,076 86.8   643 89.2   825 90.6   581 79.6
All other paid staff  3,293 86.0   2,073 86.6   642 89.0   824 90.5   580 79.5
Student assistants  3,289 85.9   2,069 86.5   640 88.8   823 90.3   580 79.5
Total FTE staff  3,283 85.8   2,067 86.4   640 88.8   824 90.5   577 79.0
Salaries and Wages                             
Total librarians and                             
  other professional staff  3,127 81.7   1,974 82.5   623 86.4   779 85.5   546 74.8
All other paid staff  3,212 83.9   2,019 84.4   630 87.4   798 87.6   565 77.4
Student assistants  3,122 81.6   1,980 82.7   622 86.3   785 86.2   547 74.9
Total salaries and wages  3,067 80.1   1,956 81.7   615 85.3   777 85.3   538 73.7
Employee fringe benefits  3,245 84.8   2,037 85.1   629 87.2   814 89.4   568 77.8
                             
Part C-Library expenditures                             
Total salaries and wages  3,067 80.1   1,956 81.7   615 85.3   777 85.3   538 73.7
Information resources:                             
Books, serial backfiles, and                             
other materials  3,139 82.0   1,991 83.2   625 86.7   804 88.3   537 73.6
  Electronic  2,749 71.8   1,753 73.3   565 78.4   714 78.4   453 62.1
  Audiovisual  2,906 75.9   1,821 76.1   555 77.0   739 81.1   504 69.0
Current serials  3,142 82.1   1,994 83.3   622 86.3   809 88.8   538 73.7
Electronic serials  2,845 74.3   1,831 76.5   580 80.4   754 82.8   475 65.1
Other information resources:                             
Document delivery/interlibrary loan  3,139 82.0   1,992 83.2   624 86.5   803 88.1   540 74.0
Preservation  3,139 82.0   1,989 83.1   621 86.1   803 88.1   540 74.0
Other expenditures for                             
information resources  3,124 81.6   1,980 82.7   621 86.1   798 87.6   536 73.4
Operating expenditures                             
Computer hardware and software  3,137 82.0   1,989 83.1   624 86.5   802 88.0   538 73.7
Bibliographic utilities, networks,                             
  and consortia  3,135 81.9   1,991 83.2   622 86.3   807 88.6   537 73.6
All other operating expenditures  3,130 81.8   1,986 83.0   621 86.1   802 88.0   538 73.7
Total expenditures  2,975 77.7   1,905 79.6   602 83.5   767 84.2   512 70.1
                             
Part D-Library collections                             
Library collection entirely electronic  3,192 83.4   2,021 84.5   631 87.5   812 89.1   552 75.6
Books, serial backfiles, and other                             
  paper materials, added  3,069 80.2   1,956 81.7   620 86.0   788 86.5   523 71.6
Books, serial backfiles, and other                             
  paper materials, EOFY  3,086 80.6   1,967 82.2   622 86.3   792 86.9   527 72.2
E-Books, added  2,911 76.1   1,865 77.9   581 80.6   758 83.2   504 69.0
E-Books, EOFY  2,894 75.6   1,871 78.2   591 82.0   764 83.9   492 67.4
Microforms, added  2,891 75.5   1,862 77.8   590 81.8   754 82.8   494 67.7
Microforms, EOFY  2,904 75.9   1,881 78.6   605 83.9   760 83.4   491 67.3
Audiovisual materials, added  3,024 79.0   1,925 80.4   601 83.4   778 85.4   523 71.6
Audiovisual materials, EOFY  3,006 78.5   1,928 80.6   613 85.0   777 85.3   514 70.4
Current serial subscriptions, added  2,988 78.1   1,893 79.1   581 80.6   775 85.1   513 70.3
Current serial subscriptions, EOFY  3,059 79.9   1,952 81.6   616 85.4   790 86.7   521 71.4
Electronic reference sources, added  2,840 74.2   1,806 75.5   561 77.8   740 81.2   483 66.2
Electronic reference sources, EOFY  2,930 76.6   1,875 78.4   589 81.7   770 84.5   494 67.7
                             
Part E-Library services                             
Interlibrary loans provided                             
Returnable  3,011 78.7   1,911 79.9   591 82.0   785 86.2   511 70.0
Non-returnable  3,011 78.7   1,911 79.9   591 82.0   785 86.2   511 70.0
Total provided  3,050 79.7   1,943 81.2   616 85.4   789 86.6   513 70.3
Interlibrary loans received                             
Returnable  3,022 79.0   1,918 80.2   589 81.7   788 86.5   516 70.7
Non-returnable  3,023 79.0   1,919 80.2   590 81.8   788 86.5   516 70.7
Documents delivered from                             
  commercial services  3,059 79.9   1,949 81.4   615 85.3   791 86.8   518 71.0
Total received  3,033 79.3   1,927 80.5   596 82.7   788 86.5   518 71.0
General circulation transactions  3,079 80.5   1,967 82.2   618 85.7   795 87.3   529 72.5
Reserve circulation transactions  2,967 77.5   1,885 78.8   584 81.0   774 85.0   502 68.8
Number of presentations  3,080 80.5   1,961 81.9   612 84.9   791 86.8   533 73.0
Total attendance at all presentations  3,051 79.7   1,936 80.9   609 84.5   785 86.2   517 70.8
                             
Part F-Library services, typical week                             
Hours open, typical week  3,144 82.2   1,998 83.5   626 86.8   803 88.1   543 74.4
Gate count, typical week  3,016 78.8   1,910 79.8   595 82.5   767 84.2   527 72.2
Reference transactions, typical week  3,129 81.8   1,988 83.1   623 86.4   797 87.5   543 74.4
                             
Part G-Electronic services                             
Library services provided:                             
Documents digitized by                             
  library staff  3,174 82.9   2,010 84.0   628 87.1   808 88.7   548 75.1
Library reference service by                             
  e-mail or Web  3,177 83.0   2,013 84.1   630 87.4   809 88.8   548 75.1
Technology to assist patrons                             
  with disabilities  3,173 82.9   2,011 84.0   629 87.2   808 88.7   548 75.1
Electronic theses and dissertations                             
  produced by students  3,174 82.9   2,011 84.0   629 87.2   808 88.7   548 75.1
                             
Part H-Information Literacy                             
Definition of information literacy or of                             
an information literate student  3,159 82.5   2,002 83.7   624 86.5   806 88.5   546 74.8
Incorporated information literacy into                             
the institution's mission  3,157 82.5   2,001 83.6   624 86.5   805 88.4   546 74.8
Incorporated information literacy into                             
the institution's strategic plan  3,154 82.4   1,998 83.5   624 86.5   804 88.3   544 74.5
Institution-wide committee to implement                             
the strategic plan for information                             
literacy  3,150 82.3   1,996 83.4   623 86.4   804 88.3   543 74.4
The strategic plan formally recognizes                             
the library's role in information                             
literacy instruction  3,105 85.8   1,992 87.3   597 90.0   788 87.4   582 84.7
See notes at end of table.


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