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Community College Library Benchmarks

Community College Library Benchmarks

The report presents detailed data and commentary on the budgetary and educational priorities of community colleges in the United States. The study includes but is not limited to spending plans for online information, books, eBooks, streaming video and other audio-visual materials, journals and other information vehicles.  The report also gives detailed info on spending on group study rooms. In addition, the study looks at budgets, trends in compensation, use of student workers, role in remedial education and retention efforts, information literacy standards and graduation requirements, special provisions for distance and blended learners, trends in grant receipts and much more. Data is broken out by size of institution and level of tuition. Just a few of the report’s many findings are that: A 54.55 percent majority said the salaries and benefits for librarians had more or less declined in real terms over the past year;  27.27% of libraries sampled offered a special orientation session specifically for students in blended or distance learning programs;  Libraries sampled spent a mean of 15.26 hours per month on virtual reference duty; Mean spending for information accessed online was $65,649.79 in the 2015-16 academic year; and Libraries in the sample spent a mean of $4,260 on books and other intellectual property from Amazon in the past year.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
PARTICIPANTS LIST
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Characteristics of the Sample
Staff Compensation 2015-2016
Compensation Changes
Specialized Staff for Distance/Blended Learning
Orientation Sessions
Staff Time Spent on Virtual Reference Duties
Greatest Job Security Offered
Number of Student Workers
Hours Worked
Hourly Rate of Pay
Changes in the Deployment of Labor
Resource Allocation
Services Offered Through the Library
Graduation Requirements
Total Material Spending 2015-2016
Changes in Materials Spending 2015-2016
Changes in Materials Spending 2016-2017
Online Information Spending
Rate of Change in Online Content Spending
Streaming Video
Audio-Visual Spending 2014-2015
Audio-Visual Spending 2015-2016
Audio-Visual Spending 2016-2017
Federal Agency Grants
State or Local Government Agencies Grants
Foundation Grants
Private Company Grants
Special Funds of the University Grants
Alumni Grants
Spending on New or Upgraded Instructional Centers
Student Retention Efforts
Print Book Spending 2014-2015
Print Book Spending 2015-2016
Print Book Spending 2016-2017
E-Book Spending 2014-2015
E-Book Spending 2015-2016
E-Book Spending 2016-2017
Spending on Amazon 2015-2016
Spending on Barnes and Noble Online 2015-2016
Spending on All Other Online Book Sellers 2015-2016
E-Book Collection Supplier Selection
Journal Spending 2014-2015
Journal Spending 2015-2016
Journal Spending 2016-2017
Table 1.1 What is the total annual cost of salaries, benefits and other compensation for the library in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 1.2 What is the total annual cost of salaries, benefits and other compensation for the library in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 1.3 What is the total annual cost of salaries, benefits and other compensation for the library in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 1.4 What is the total annual cost of salaries, benefits and other compensation for the library in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 2.1 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have:
Table 2.2 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have: Broken out by Enrollment
Table 2.3 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have: Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 2.4 Over the past year, salaries and benefits for the librarians employed by your institution have: Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 3.1 Does the library maintain one or more employees who is highly specialized in serving distance or blended learning students?
Table 3.2 Does the library maintain one or more employees who is highly specialized in serving distance or blended learning students? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 3.3 Does the library maintain one or more employees who is highly specialized in serving distance or blended learning students? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 3.4 Does the library maintain one or more employees who is highly specialized in serving distance or blended learning students? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 4.1 Does the college offer an orientation session specifically for students in distance and blended learning programs?
Table 4.2 Does the college offer an orientation session specifically for students in distance and blended learning programs? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 4.3 Does the college offer an orientation session specifically for students in distance and blended learning programs? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 4.4 Does the college offer an orientation session specifically for students in distance and blended learning programs? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 5.1 Approximately how many total hours of staff time per typical month while school is in sessions are spent on virtual reference duties?
Table 5.2 Approximately how many total hours of staff time per typical month while school is in sessions are spent on virtual reference duties? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 5.3 Approximately how many total hours of staff time per typical month while school is in sessions are spent on virtual reference duties? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 5.4 Approximately how many total hours of staff time per typical month while school is in sessions are spent on virtual reference duties? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 6.1 What is the greatest job security offered to librarians at your institution?
Table 6.2 What is the greatest job security offered to librarians at your institution? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 6.3 What is the greatest job security offered to librarians at your institution? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 6.4 What is the greatest job security offered to librarians at your institution? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 7.1 How many students work in your library?
Table 7.2 How many students work in your library? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 7.3 How many students work in your library? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 7.4 How many students work in your library? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 8.1 What is the average number of hours worked per week for the students who work in your library?
Table 8.2 What is the average number of hours worked per week for the students who work in your library? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 8.3 What is the average number of hours worked per week for the students who work in your library? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 8.4 What is the average number of hours worked per week for the students who work in your library? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 9.1 What is the average hourly rate of pay for the students who work in the library?
Table 9.2 What is the average hourly rate of pay for the students who work in the library? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 9.3 What is the average hourly rate of pay for the students who work in the library? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 9.4 What is the average hourly rate of pay for the students who work in the library? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Describe any significant changes in the way that the library has deployed labor in the past few years, or any upcoming plans for changes. Have you increased, or plan to increase, the number of full or part time positions in a given division? Have you been able to increase productivity in a division and make do with less labor? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 10.1 As a general rule over the next few years how do you expect resource allocation to the library to stack up vis a vis other departments of your academic institution?
Table 10.2 As a general rule over the next few years how do you expect resource allocation to the library to stack up vis a vis other departments of your academic institution? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 10.3 As a general rule over the next few years how do you expect resource allocation to the library to stack up vis a vis other departments of your academic institution? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 10.4 As a general rule over the next few years how do you expect resource allocation to the library to stack up vis a vis other departments of your academic institution? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 11.1 Are tutoring or remedial education services offered through the library in subject other than those related to library use?
Table 11.2 Are tutoring or remedial education services offered through the library in subject other than those related to library use? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 11.3 Are tutoring or remedial education services offered through the library in subject other than those related to library use? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 11.4 Are tutoring or remedial education services offered through the library in subject other than those related to library use? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 12.1 Does the college have an information literacy requirement for graduation?
Table 12.2 Does the college have an information literacy requirement for graduation? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 12.3 Does the college have an information literacy requirement for graduation? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 12.4 Does the college have an information literacy requirement for graduation? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 13.1 What is the library's total spending on materials/content this year, the 2015-16 academic year? Includes books,ebooks, online databases, CD-Rom/DVD/tape databases, audio-visual resources, journals, magazines, directories and other periodicals. (In US $)
Table 13.2 What is the library's total spending on materials/content this year, the 2015-16 academic year? Includes books,ebooks, online databases, CD-Rom/DVD/tape databases, audio-visual resources, journals, magazines, directories and other periodicals. (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 13.3 What is the library's total spending on materials/content this year, the 2015-16 academic year? Includes books,ebooks, online databases, CD-Rom/DVD/tape databases, audio-visual resources, journals, magazines, directories and other periodicals. (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 13.4 What is the library's total spending on materials/content this year, the 2015-16 academic year? Includes books,ebooks, online databases, CD-Rom/DVD/tape databases, audio-visual resources, journals, magazines, directories and other periodicals. (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 14 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in each of the years specified.
Table 14.1.1 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2015-16
Table 14.1.2 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2015-16 Broken out by Enrollment
Table 14.1.3 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2015-16 Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 14.1.4 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2015-16 Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 14.2.1 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2016-17 (anticipated)
Table 14.2.2 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2016-17 (anticipated) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 14.2.3 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2016-17 (anticipated) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 14.2.4 Materials spending in nominal terms (not accounting for inflation) changed by what percent in 2016-17 (anticipated) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 15.1 How much will the library spend for information accessed online in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 15.2 How much will the library spend for information accessed online in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 15.3 How much will the library spend for information accessed online in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 15.4 How much will the library spend for information accessed online in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 16.1 What was the rate of change in the library's spending on online content/information between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years? This answer should be a percentage.
Table 16.2 What was the rate of change in the library's spending on online content/information between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years? This answer should be a percentage. Broken out by Enrollment
Table 16.3 What was the rate of change in the library's spending on online content/information between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years? This answer should be a percentage. Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 16.4 What was the rate of change in the library's spending on online content/information between the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years? This answer should be a percentage. Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
What are the library's current capabilities and future plans for the use of streaming video? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 17 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in each of the following years: (In US $)
Table 17.1.1 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2014-15 (In US $)
Table 17.1.2 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2014-15 (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 17.1.3 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2014-15 (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 17.1.4 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2014-15 (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 17.2.1 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2015-16 (In US $)
Table 17.2.2 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2015-16 (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 17.2.3 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2015-16 (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 17.2.4 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2015-16 (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 17.3.1 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2016-17 (expected) (In US $)
Table 17.3.2 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2016-17 (expected) (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 17.3.3 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2016-17 (expected) (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 17.3.4 Please list the library's spending on audio-visual resources in 2016-17 (expected) (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 18 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from any of the following sources: (Check all that apply)
Table 18.1.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Federal Agencies?
Table 18.1.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Federal Agencies? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.1.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Federal Agencies? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 18.1.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Federal Agencies? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 18.2.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from State or Local Government Agencies?
Table 18.2.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from State or Local Government Agencies? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.2.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from State or Local Government Agencies? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 18.2.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from State or Local Government Agencies? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 18.3.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Foundations?
Table 18.3.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Foundations? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.3.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Foundations? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 18.3.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Foundations? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 18.4.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Private Companies?
Table 18.4.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Private Companies? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.4.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Private Companies? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 18.4.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Private Companies? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 18.5.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Special Funds of the University?
Table 18.6.1 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Alumni?
Table 18.6.2 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Alumni? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 18.6.3 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Alumni? Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 18.6.4 Has the library received any grant support in the past year from Alumni? Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 19.1 How much has the library spent over the past three years to develop new library instructional centers, or re-equip or upgrade existing ones with new computers, workstations or other technology? (In US $)
Table 19.2 How much has the library spent over the past three years to develop new library instructional centers, or re-equip or upgrade existing ones with new computers, workstations or other technology? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 19.3 How much has the library spent over the past three years to develop new library instructional centers, or re-equip or upgrade existing ones with new computers, workstations or other technology? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 19.4 How much has the library spent over the past three years to develop new library instructional centers, or re-equip or upgrade existing ones with new computers, workstations or other technology? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
If your library plays a role in the student retention efforts of your college, explain this role, what services, technologies or approaches you have found effective, and what your plans are for the future in this respect. Broken out by Enrollment
Table 20 How much did (will) the library spend for traditional print books in each of the following years: (In US $)
Table 20.1.1 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2014-15? (In US $)
Table 20.1.2 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 20.1.3 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 20.1.4 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 20.2.1 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? (In US $)
Table 20.2.2 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 20.2.3 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 20.2.4 How much did the library spend for traditional print books in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 20.3.1 How much will the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 20.3.2 How much will the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 20.3.3 How much will the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 20.3.4 How much will the library spend for traditional print books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 21 How much did (will) the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in the following years: (content only not equipment) (In US $)
Table 21.1.1 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2014-15? (In US $)
Table 21.1.2 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 21.1.3 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 21.1.4 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 21.2.1 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2015-16? (In US $)
Table 21.2.2 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 21.2.3 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 21.2.4 How much did the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 21.3.1 How much will the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 21.3.2 How much will the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 21.3.3 How much will the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 21.3.4 How much will the library spend for subscriptions to or purchases of e-books in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 22 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with each of the following online sources for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 22.1.1 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Amazon for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 22.1.2 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Amazon for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 22.1.3 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Amazon for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 22.1.4 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Amazon for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 22.2.1 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Barnes and Noble Online for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 22.2.2 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Barnes and Noble Online for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 22.2.3 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Barnes and Noble Online for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 22.2.4 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with Barnes and Noble Online for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 22.3.1 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with All other online booksellers for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 22.3.2 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with All other online booksellers for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 22.3.3 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with All other online booksellers for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 22.3.4 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with All other online booksellers for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 22.4.1 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with all online booksellers including those above for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $)
Table 22.4.2 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with all online booksellers including those above for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 22.4.3 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with all online booksellers including those above for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 22.4.4 What was the library's total spending on books or other intellectual property with all online booksellers including those above for books in the 2015-16 academic year? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
What is the library looking for in an ebook collection in terms of content, and licensing terms, and which supplier comes closest to your needs? Broken out by Enrollment
Table 23 What has (will) the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in each of the following years: (In US $)
Table 23.1.1 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2014-15? (In US $)
Table 23.1.2 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 23.1.3 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 23.1.4 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2014-15? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 23.2.1 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2015-16? (In US $)
Table 23.2.2 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 23.2.3 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 23.2.4 What has the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2015-16? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library
Table 23.3.1 What will the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $)
Table 23.3.2 What will the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Enrollment
Table 23.3.3 What will the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by Annual Tuition, $
Table 23.3.4 What will the library spend on print and electronic subscriptions to scholarly and professional journals in 2016-17 (anticipated)? (In US $) Broken out by FTE Staff of the Library

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