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Publications & Resources

ARL publishes reports, issue briefs, talking points, position statements, monographs, compilations of statistics, and many other types of documents on a wide range of current issues of interest to academic and research library administrators, staff, and library education professionals. In addition to these text-based documents, other ARL resources include audio and video files, images, webcasts, and presentation slides.

Many ARL resources are freely available through this website. Some monographs are available for purchase in print and/or online versions. Use the links to the right to search for the most popular types of resources. To search by year, file type, or topic, click the search icon above and select Advanced Search.

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ARL Flagship Publications

2016-rli-289-cover-140x105Research Library Issues

RLI articles focus on current and emerging topics that are strategically important to research libraries. They explore issues, share information, pose critical questions, and provide examples. PDFs of issues are freely available through the ARL Digital Publications website.

2017-03-16-arl-statistics-2014-2015-cover-140x105ARL Statistics

The ARL Statistics publication compiles data on ARL member library collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities that is gathered through the annual ARL statistics survey. Editions from 2004 to the present are available for purchase as online PDFs through ARL Digital Publications and/or as print copies. PDFs of earlier editions are freely available through this website. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information for ARL Statistics publications.

2017-03-16-arl-law-library-statistics-2014-2015-cover-140x105ARL Academic Law Library Statistics

The ARL Academic Law Library Statistics publication compiles data on ARL member law library collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities that is gathered through the annual ARL statistics survey. Editions from 2004 to the present are available for purchase as online PDFs through ARL Digital Publications and/or as print copies. PDFs of earlier editions are freely available through this website. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information for ARL Statistics publications.

2017-03-16-arl-health-sciences-library-statistics-2014-2015-cover-140x105ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics

The ARL Academic Health Sciences Library Statistics publication compiles data on ARL member health sciences library collections, expenditures, staffing, and service activities that is gathered through the annual ARL statistics survey. Editions from 2004 to the present are available for purchase as online PDFs through ARL Digital Publications and/or as print copies. PDFs of earlier editions are freely available through this website. Download the arl-statistics-purchase-options.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information for ARL Statistics publications.

2017-salary-survey-2015-2016-cover ARL Annual Salary Survey

This publication reports salary data for more than 13,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries that is gathered through the annual ARL salary surveys. It also reports minority representation in US member libraries. Editions from 2005 to the present are available for purchase as online PDFs through ARL Digital Publications and/or as print copies. PDFs of earlier editions are freely available through this website. Download the arl-salary-survey-purchase-options.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information for the ARL Annual Salary Survey.

 2018-11-06-spec-kit-361-cover-140x105SPEC Kits

From 1970 through 2018 SPEC surveys gathered information from ARL member institutions on current research library practices and policies. Since 1973, SPEC Kits have combined the survey results and documentation from survey respondents to guide libraries as they address ever-changing challenges. SPEC Kits from 2006 through 2018 are freely available online via ARL Digital Publications. Online versions from earlier years are available through HathiTrust. Print copies of the SPEC Kits published from 2006 through 2018 are available to purchase. Download pricing and purchasing information for print SPEC Kit publications.

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