Library Committee Handbook

Executive Committee



Competitive Benchmark Analysis

University of Illinois Library                
                 
  Illinois Toronto Berkeley Texas Michigan UCLA      
Association of Research Libraries overall ranking* 6 3 4 10 8 5      
                   
 Funding Measures (Inputs)                  
 Overall Budget (materials and operations) $33,557,443 $47,556,426 $53,263,903 $36,316,124 $46,737,671 $47,691,633      
 Materials budget $12,346,960 $18,090,524 $16,117,813 $13,176,133 $18,785,711 $12,744,509      
 Staff budget $17,512,342 $24,154,540 $27,010,419 $18,784,725 $21,803,437 $26,344,466      
 Operating expenses $3,402,960 $4,969,024 $9,174,636 $4,145,382 $5,584,619 $8,088,859      
                   
Staffing                  
 Total Staff 400 539 426 436 475 432      
 number of professional staff** 186 190 222 138 157 152      
 number of support staff 214 349 204 298 318 280      
                   
Outputs                  
 Volumes added 178,221 230,073 200,310 174,190 171,154 168,335      
 Total volumes 10,191,895 10,032,197 9,812,997 8,482,207 7,958,145 7,988,925      
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
*Association of Research Libraries is a voluntary organization of the 114 largest research libraries in North America.    
**Professional staff includes, at least at Illinois, Academic Professionals.  From the data available it is difficult to determine the number of
  professional librarians and the number of other professional staff (human resources, systems, business office, etc.) at other institutions.