As a teacher and book lover, I’m quite interested in what’s going on with libraries today. So I found this infographic fascinating. Among the more notable statistics:
There are 122,101 libraries in the US and only 12,804 McDonalds.
Each Day, U.S. libraries circulate nearly 4 times more items than Amazon handles. U.S. public library cardholders outnumber Amazon.com customers by 5 to 1.
Employment of librarians is expected to grow by 8 percent between 2008 and 2018.
Maybe libraries and librarians aren’t going to disappear as fast as some people have suggested.