National Statistical and Values Profile of Canadian Libraries (2012)

This report represents the findings of the National Statistical and Values Profile of Canadian Libraries project, conducted by Alvin Schrader and Michael Brundin for the Canadian Library Association in November 2012. The CLA’s Library Statistics and Values Task Force continues to build on this work.


The goal of the project was to produce a Canadian snapshot of library data and library meaning for use in CLA’s national advocacy role with elected officials at every level of public affairs, community leaders, government policy makers, and library partners including library user communities and the general public. Information from the report will also be shared on the CLA Web site for all to use selectively as judged relevant to local advocacy and marketing efforts.