Report on the State of Libraries in Germany – English version released



From Guido Jansen, Head, International Cooperation with the German Library Association comes news of the release of an English translation of the latest edition of the German Library Association’s Report on the State of Libraries.

This concise yet authoritative publication assesses the status quo and lists the German Library Association’s related positions and demands.

In addition to offering selected facts & figures, the report highlights the most urgent issues libraries are currently facing in Germany, suggests appropriate measures and solutions and provides supportive statements by politicians from the federal and European level.

Topics covered include e-books, media & information literacy, school libraries, library services for refugees, improved public library funding for the provision of social services and the design of a sustainable library landscape.