Academic Libraries Survey Deadline Extended

The 2010 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) deadline has been extended until March 18, 2011. The quality of this national survey depends on your library’s participation.  Please find the on-line questionnaire at http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/libraries/als.  If you need your library’s user id and password, please contact the ALS Help Desk at 1-877-749-4925.

Why should you participate?
The U.S. Congress and your state government use data from this survey when considering policy changes concerning academic libraries. To produce valid results, the survey must obtain at least an 85 percent response rate – your survey counts!

The data from the ALS are used to produce on-line reports and supplemental tables for the National Center for Education Statistics at the U.S. Department of Education.  The Library Statistics Program web site at http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/libraries/ offers many resources for libraries, including the Compare Academic Libraries tool, which is an easy way to compare your library to other, similar libraries. The peer comparison tool is only available for libraries that respond to the survey.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of this national academic library survey.  If you have any questions about the survey, please contact survey administrators at govs.aclib@census.gov.

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