FIGURE 5.2

PRICE INDEXES & LIBRARY PLANNING APPLICATIONS

AGENCY INDEX LIBRARY PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index Tracks inflation's effects on consumer prices from month to month and year to year
Useful to adjust salaries, wages, and benefits
 
Library Research Center American Libraries Index of Circulation & Expenditures (ALICE) Tracks increases in public library spending from year to year
Provides separate indexes for staff, materials, and other expenditures
Reports average total expenditures and expenditures per capita, sub-divided by staff, materials, and other
 
Research Associates of Washington Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) Library Price Index (LPI) LPI provides appropriate index and sub-indexes for research libraries
School Price Index (SPI) Children's & young adult librarians will find SPI's sub-indexes useful for librarians, library aides, and library materials by format and level (e.g., elementary, secondary)
Cost of Living Index RA's Cost of Living Index is useful when comparing staff costs from place to place
 
American Chamber of Commerce Researchers Association Cost of Living Index AACRA's Cost of Living Index is useful when comparing staff costs from place to place

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