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2016 Texas Public Library Statistics Available

2017 August 31
by Valicia Greenwood

We send out a huge “Thank You!” to all of the Texas public librarians and library directors who collected and reported data for their libraries for local fiscal year 2016. All of the collected data has been reviewed, evaluated, and submitted to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to be published nationally next year. Emails went out last week confirming library accreditation based on these reports.  If your library met all of the criteria and did not receive this notification, please let us know!

The statistics are now available on our website, here: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/pubs/pls/index.html. The collected information from all Texas public libraries is displayed in reports through Texas LibPAS, and can be downloaded into Excel files.  Statewide trend information has been compiled, and regional and statewide summaries, can also be found on this page.

We have also updated the Individual Library Statistics and Comparison Charts for 2016. 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; and comparison charts with up to four other libraries on a variety of measures. We acknowledge the amazing team at Connecticut State Library (http://libguides.ctstatelibrary.org/dld/stats/chartmakers) for the original work.

More customized reports can be found in the data collection portal, Texas LibPAS:

  • Annual statistics for 2012 through 2016
  • Library Snapshots for reporting years 2011 through 2016
  • Two-Year Comparison Reports

These reports and more will be covered at an upcoming webinar.  Put it on your calendar now!

The Data Is Collected – Now What? Library Reports You Can Create
Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 2-3 p.m.

For log-in information, or assistance in creating or customizing any of these reports, please contact either Valicia Greenwood (vgreenwood@tsl.texas.gov) or Stacey Malek (smalek@tsl.texas.gov), or call our toll-free (Texas) number: 800/252-9386.

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