⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ Congratulations to the first hundred librarians who have locked their library’s 2021 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report! Unfortunately, that represents less than 20 percent of the public libraries in Texas.
As the weather begins to warm up, it is time to “spring” into action on your Report (pun intended)! Although the hard-and-fast due date is April 30, 2022, we encourage librarians to submit their report by Thursday, March 31, to allow agency accreditation staff enough time to process the 530+ reports expected.
Remember, there is a new data collection portal, Bibliostat Collect. If you have not received a new log-in for this site, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find many helpful resources on the Public Libraries Annual Report webpage, https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/annualreport, including trainings:
- Preparing for the 2021 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report (recording) Slides (PDF); Handout (PDF).
- Changes Ahead! Reviewing the 2021 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report (recording) Slides (PDF); Handout (PDF)
- Financial Sections of the Annual Report (PDF)
- Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Explained (PDF)
- Program Reporting Explained (PDF)
And tip sheets for program reporting:
- 2021 Programs and Program Attendance (PDF)
- 2021 Program Reporting Calculator (.xlsx)
- Platform-Specific Guidance for Online Attendance and Views (.xlsx)
…as well as reporting service hours, downloadables, wi-fi sessions and more!
We are conducting a series of question-and-answer sessions between now and the end of April. The next one is on Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. This session will not be recorded, nor does it qualify for continuing education credit. It is a time to ask questions and exchange information about the Annual Report.
Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood has returned to the office full time. Please email email@example.com, or call 512-463-5466 (direct line) or 800-252-9386 (toll-free in Texas) at your convenience if she can provide any information or assistance with this report.