2018 Texas Public Library Statistics Available

Thank You! once again, to the 542 Texas public librarians and library directors who submitted their library’s 2018 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report. Collected data has been reviewed, analyzed, and submitted to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for national publication. Formal letters confirming accreditation were sent by email a week ago.  If you believe your library should have received one, and did not, please let us know!

The statistics for 2018, including statewide trend information,  can be found on the Texas Public Library Statistics page, https://tsl.texas.gov/ldn/pubs/texaspubliclibrarystatistics.  The collected information from all Texas public libraries is displayed in reports through Texas LibPAS, which can be downloaded into Excel files.

Check out the 2018 Individual Library Statistics and Comparison Charts.This workbook has separate tabs that allow a library to view individual library information; averages within its population group and the state as a whole.  There are also comparison charts with up to four other libraries on a variety of measures.

For tips and directions on using these statistics, register now for the Using Texas Public Library Statistics in Reports and Presentations webinar on Thursday October 10, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

If you need any information for presentations, please contact Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood (vgreenwood@tsl.texas.gov) or Program Coordinator Stacey Malek (smalek@tsl.texas.gov).  We will be happy to assist you!

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