Research and Data

WNYLRC and its committees produce scholarship, research, and data to assist and inform library workers about a variety of topics covering public, academic, and special library interests.  Please find additional information about these efforts below.

Accessibility in Libraries

This guide is meant to be an informational resource for libraries researching accessibility standards for their spaces, from physical to digital. This resource is maintained by Caitlin Kenney, Research and Reference Services Coordinator at WNYLRC.

Podcasts from the Past

An audio/video series designed to share fascinating stories in WNY history, highlighted through collections of unique primary sources housed in WNYLRC member institutions. This growing collection of recordings is created and supported by the Preservation Committee.

WNYLRC Libraries Open Data Project - Previously referred to as the "WNYLRC Libraries Salary Survey."

In 2022, WNYLRC funded the collection of salary data for academic library staff in the Western New York region. Project members systematically detailed the process of data extraction from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) database, analyzed the survey data, and created interactive visualizations. The goal of this guide is to provide access to the Tableau visualization and instruct users on how to access salary data on the IPEDS website. This project was incubated in the Resource Sharing Committee