Texas participates in a nationwide public library data survey, and also accredits libraries through an annual report. The data collection period for local fiscal year 2020 is coming up in early January.
A four-part series on Preparing for the 2020 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report is now ready for viewing on the Annual Report webpage, https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/annualreport. Rather than hosting a one-hour webinar, these are short explorations of different topics, accompanied by a handout:
Part 1: Basic Information all Texas Public Library Directors Should Know (video-9:56) (slides)
Part 2: Financial Sections of the Annual Report (video-12:09) (slides)
Part 3: Tracking and Reporting Services and Technology (video-9:58) (slides)
Part 4: Texas Public Library Accreditation (video-15:12) (slides)
These presentations can be watched in any order, or you can just watch the one(s) in which you have the most interest. However, if you are interested in obtaining continuing education credit for these, you will need to watch all four as a course in our online learning environment.
In addition to the trainings, we have several information links on the website to ensure the ease and success of the library’s annual report submission:
- AR Prep Workbook, assists in compilation of statistics throughout the year
- County Your Wi-Fi Usage, a link to resources compiled by the Library Research Service in Colorado
- Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Explained, a set of slides simplifying MOE
- 2020 Programs and Program Attendance reporting, tip sheets that include instructions for reporting virtual programming
- ….and several more!
As always, if you have questions or need any additional assistance, please contact staff at email@example.com. We continue to telecommute, so email is the best contact.