Reminder! 2021 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ 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…

2020 Texas Public Library Statistics Available

Thank you to all the Texas public library directors and library staff who completed and submitted the 2020 Texas Public Library Annual Report! The statistics gathered provide the best picture of library service and funding, which is vital for stakeholders to know! Additionally, we are building a picture of how libraries handled the pandemic crisis…

New Training Videos for the Annual Report Available!

Texas participates in a nationwide public library data survey, and also accredits libraries through an annual report. The data collection period for local fiscal year 2020 is coming up in early January.  A four-part series on Preparing for the 2020 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report is now ready for viewing on the Annual Report webpage,…

2019 Texas Public Library Statistics Available

We are truly grateful for the tremendous effort made by Texas public librarians this year in submitting their 2019 Annual Report! Amidst library closures and staff working remotely, reports were submitted on time and accurately. These statistics provide the best picture of library service and funding, which is vitally important for stakeholders to know! Libraries…

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,…