Library Market

November 30, 2011

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American Libraries Circulation

Our members and readers are the library market—and they value American Libraries guidance, according to the 2011 readership survey!

  • 67% read half or more of each print issue of print American Libraries.
  • 79% consider print American Libraries essential professional reading.
  • 71% have purchased or ordered a product/service, recommended a product/service, discussed or passed an ad along to others, or visited an advertiser’s website as a result of reading advertisements in print American Libraries.
  • 53% read American Libraries Direct every week, and another 30% read it at least every other week.
  • 75% have purchased or ordered a product/service, recommended a product/service, discussed or passed an ad along to others, or visited an advertiser’s website as a result of reading advertisements in print American Libraries Direct.
  • 78% consider American Libraries Direct essential professional reading.
Here's what readers have to say about our publications…

  • "I get excited whenever I see it in the mail."
  • "I like what you're doing. I love to read it!"
  • "The BEST place for library news: excellent broad coverage of current events and developments in libraries" and the profession.
  • "I love AL Direct and look forward to it each week."
  • "Providing excellent coverage of a variety of topics."
  • "Excellent ideas and information for our library services."
  • "I love the range of articles that the newsletter offers. I can always find something helpful or interesting!"
  • "A quick way to keep me up-to-date with library news"
  • "I always find a couple of interesting items that I don't think I would find otherwise"
  • "I always find at least one article per issue that I save."
  • "I love the weekly e-newsletter. I like the range of information it contains for all fields of librarianship"
  • "Excellent and timely discussion of issues"
  • "Superb in tracking current issues"
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