IMLS Releases 2017 Public Libraries Survey Data

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has published the dataset from the 2017 Public Libraries Survey. This provides a look at public library use, financial health, staffing, and resources from reporting year 2017. For over 30 years, IMLS has published this information collected from over 9,000 public library systems representing all 50 states,…

Financial Literacy Webinar and Resources

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has provided a number of resources to assist consumers in managing and protecting their finances during the pandemic crisis. On July 13, they are offering a free webinar to introduce librarians to the materials that are available. According to an email, The CFPB is collaborating with the American Library…

Ready for Input: 2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

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 2019 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…