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 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…

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,…