Data-Powered Libraries: Informed, Innovative, and Impactful


Presentation Slides

Libraries Without Borders

Measure the Future

Market Segmentation:

Aspen Institute

Harwood Institute

Teen Asset Mapping Project

Project Outcome

Impact Survey


ACRL RoadShow

Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL)

RIPL Online Community of Practice

Measures that Matter

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS)


  • Public Library Statistics & Profiles
    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
  • School Library Impact Studies
    School libraries have a profound impact on student achievement. Explore studies about this topic by LRS and other researchers in our comprehensive guide.
  • Fast Fact Reports
    Looking for a quick rundown of library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which highlight research and statistics about various library topics.


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LRS is part of the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education. We design and conduct library research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media to inform practices and assessment needs.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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