Call for Referendum Information to Calculate Nationwide and Service Specific Monetary Value of Public Libraries.

Did your library have a public funding vote in the years 2010-2022? Libraries in Community Systems wants to know about it! (https://forms.gle/PPDWDXCtwasjA8KC7, survey live through February 2023). Over the last 18 months the Libraries in Community Systems project team has heard from a lot of librarians that the value of their public library extends beyond…

US Economic Census Has Launched

From the US Census website: Most people know that the U.S. Census Bureau measures the nation’s population once every 10 years. But fewer know that every five years, it conducts another important survey that measures the nation’s businesses to give us a comprehensive measure of U.S. economic activity across more than 21,000 geographic areas. The…

2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey – Respond by December 10, 2022

The Public Library Association’s (PLA) 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities survey is open and accepting responses through Saturday, December 10. All U.S. public libraries are invited to complete this new survey to help us better understand how public libraries across the nation contribute to sustaining their communities now and into the future. The…