PLEASE NOTE: Schedule maintenance is planned for Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 p.m. CDT through Sunday, October 8 at 7:00 a.m. CDT.

ALL of our assessment sites and any open surveys will be unavailable during this time period. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

ARL Statistics 2011-12

2011-2012 ARL Statistics submissions are due as soon as your fiscal year ends and no later than October 15, 2012.

Please Note: The questions and definitions in the 2011-12 ARL Statistics Survey were revised and modernized after an extensive review process led by the Task Force on Reviewing the ARL Statistics, the ARL Annual Salary Survey and the ARL Supplementary Statistics.  Members of the ARL Statistics and Assessment Committee and the task force interviewed ARL Directors during the Spring of 2011 and collected feedback that helped them articulate the key issues, questions and revisions for annual data collection purposes.  This feedback was shared with ARL Library Directors and Salary Survey contacts, and the final survey questions were approved by the ARL Board in April of 2011.  Please see the revised questions and instructions below for details.


  • ARL Letter to Directors [pdf] - Introductory letter (that can be read by all who are interested) that provides an overview of the changes to the revised survey.



Special Collections 2011-12:

For the first time this year, we collected a subset of Special Collections data during the 2011-12 ARL Statistics data collection.  Libraries were asked to provide the following key pieces of information regarding special collections: expenditures (questions 6 to 9) and staffing (questions 13a-c)