March 20th, 2015 Brian Herzog
From the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners comes this infographic. I'm not sure that the number of people who use Massachusetts libraries are strictly tourists, but still it's a nice-looking way to illustrate that libraries have not been killed off by the internet.
Take that, Niagara Falls! Incidentally, here's Travel+Leisure's full list of visit statistics.
Tags: activity, attractions, infographic, libraries, Library, massachusetts, public, statistics, tourist, visit, visits
February 20th, 2013 Brian Herzog
This infographic came out earlier this month, but I thought it had some interesting statistics on the coexistence of ebooks and print books:
Tags: book, Books, ebook, ebooks, infographic, libraries, Library, print, public, statistics, stats
August 22nd, 2012 Brian Herzog
One of the creators of the infographic below sent it to me saying,
I worked closely with the ALA and IMLS to create this infographic about "Why support your local library?" We are using this to drum up support for volunteers, donations and legislative actions.
I like that it addresses the counter-intuitive notion that during a bad economy, library budgets need to be expanded because we get so much busier. It's a hard sell, even with the statistics to back it up.
Update 9/12/12: a data error was found in the original infographic, and this version has been updated.