What does LA stand for?
LA stands for Libraries Academic
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The Academic Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top academic library trends of the past year from the Amareican Library Association (ALA). Academic and research libraries actively added ebooks — about 53 million of them in fiscal 2012. Recent expenditure data show librarians juggling their historical role in managing print materials with new demands for digital resources and services. Starting salaries for new academic librarians increased from 2010 to 2012. Academic libraries provided one-third of all jobs for new library school graduates in 2012, up from 26% in 2011.The need to demonstrate value remained the top issue facing academic and research libraries due to increasing financial pressure at universities. Academic library programs align well with institutional mission; libraries contribute to student success and retention. The Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL) honored three libraries with its 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.
An overview of the Academic Libraries Survey with information and links to survey definitions, instructions, survey design, and important dates.
On odd numbered years, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission gathers information on Texas academic libraries. See Texas academic.
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Academic libraries serve colleges and universities, their students, staff and faculty. Because larger institutions may have several libraries on their campuses dedicated to serving particular schools such as law and science libraries, academic librarianship offers a great opportunity to utilize subject expertise. Professional status varies by institution, but many academic librarians have faculty status including tenure.