Corporate & Other Business Library Benchmarks, 2018 Edition
The study presents detailed data on staffing and hiring plans, and recent, current and for some info categories planned spending on books, eBooks, online databases, journals, newspapers and other periodicals, and other information vehicles. The report also explores the extent of use of outsourced labor, use of video libraries in business librarianship, and the perceived success or failure of information literacy efforts. The report presents detailed data on the perception of the value of a range of popular business databases, as well as precise details on how business librarians spend their work time, with separate data points for doing research for patrons, evaluating new information resources, teaching information literacy and other librarian priorities.
We asked respondents the following question: Approximately what is the total number of full time equivalent employees of your library? On average, organizations said that they have 19.18 full time equivalent (FTE) employees at their libraries, though the median was only 3.3 with a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 125. U.S. organizations have a much higher median number of FTE library employees than other countries (4 vs 1).
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