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…

ALA/Public Library Association News

Last month the Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), launched new survey and a newly-released portal in which to complete it and view results. This supports PLA’S ongoing efforts to provide public libraries with tools for data-driven leadership. By now, libraries may have received invitations to participate in the 2021…

RIPL “Data Boot Camp” Free Webinar Series

The Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) opens their thought-changing, practice-expanding data conference experience to any who are interested in taking their library’s data to the next level. Curriculum from the RIPL 2020 national event is offered in a free webinar series this winter. These are NOT webinars spent listening and multi-tasking. Instead, participants must…

2020 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report: Data Collection Portal Open

Texas LibPAS, https://tx.countingopinions.com/, the data collection portal for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report, is now open for reporting local fiscal year 2020 information. Public libraries are encouraged to submit their information by March 31, to allow staff time to review the reports and work through accreditation issues. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission…