Public Library Accreditation and Statistics

Annual Report

Accreditation

Public Library Statistics

Statistical Resources

Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report, is open for 2020 data entry. Reports and the Application must be submitted prior to April 30, 2021 in order to be eligible for library accreditation.

Thank you to all of the Texas public librarians who participate in this survey!

Click for a list of information that is collected in the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.

Forms are available in PDF format.  PDF requires a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Application and Accreditation Forms

Texas LibPAS - All reports must be submitted through this online data collection portal.

Instructions for using the online form (PDF)

Annual Report Blank Worksheet for Local Fiscal Year 2020 (PDF)

2020 Application Form for Accreditation in State Library System (PDF)

Indirect Cost Information
Indirect costs can be included when a library fails to meet Maintenance of Effort. 
Indirect Cost Examples
Indirect Cost Documentation Sample

Accreditation Appeal:  Public libraries that do not meet certain accreditation criteria have the option to appeal loss of accreditation to the Library Systems Act (LSA) advisory board.  If you believe your library may need to appeal loss of accreditation, please contact LDN staff at accreditation@tsl.texas.gov for instructions and assistance with this process.

Training Links

NOTE:  if you wish to earn continuing education credit and be able to print a certificate of completion for viewing the recording, follow instructions here.

Preparing for the 2020 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report
This is a four-part series that explains the details of accreditation and the Annual Report.  View individual segments by following the links below, or click title to receive continuing education credit.

Click for resource handout.
Part 1:  Basic Information all Texas Public Library Directors Should Know: video (9:56); slides 
Part 2:  Financial Sections of the Annual Report: video (12:09); slides
Part 3:  Tracking and Reporting Services and Technology: video (9:58); slides
Part 4:  Texas Public Library Accreditation: video (15:12); slides

What is New and A Review of the 2020 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report
Original air date:  Jan 21, 2021
Texas public library directors must submit the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report in order to be considered for accreditation as well as other agency programs. Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood provides an overview of the 2020 report, answering questions about accreditation, financial reporting, collection and program statistics sections. This year’s report includes a special section related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Time permitting, there will be a tour of Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal.  Excellent webinar for those new to the report, or for anyone wanting an update . Slides; Handout

2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report Success
Original air date April 9, 2020

Still struggling to understand the definitions in the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report? Scratching your head over accreditation requirements? In this webinar Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood will work through the issues that generate confusion and also the most questions: financial reporting, maintenance of effort (MOE), downloadables, program and wi-fi statistics. This is a great time to ask about any questions that are troubling you, and find out what happens after the report is submitted.  Slides

Contact Information

Current Library Directory

Accreditation & Statistics

accreditation@tsl.texas.gov;
800-252-9386
(Toll-free in Texas)

Valicia Greenwood
Library Data Coordinator

Erica McCormick
LD Program Coordinator
Jennifer Peters
Director, Library Development and Networking Division

 
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