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Urban Libraries Council Releases Survey Results Comparing Pre- and Post-Pandemic Library Services
The Urban Libraries Council announced the following:
The COVID-19 pandemic immensely changed how public libraries operate and serve their communities. A new collection of data gathered by the Urban Libraries Council [ULC] establishes a better understanding of pre- and post-pandemic library services and operations. …
City and county library systems from across the U.S. and Canada participated in the first-ever ULC Library Insights Survey. ULC members from 98 libraries provided data around the topics of Attraction and Attendance, Location Experience and Use of Space, Programs and Services and Staffing and Budget. Respondents shared data for the years 2019 and 2022, establishing benchmarks of before the pandemic and during recovery. ULC has also collected preliminary data for the first six months of 2023.
For more information and key findings, read the press release.
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