Public Library Accreditation and Statistics

Annual Report

Accreditation

Public Library Statistics

Statistical Resources

Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

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:  Webinars will be recorded and available as a course after airing. 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 202`1 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report 
Webinar, Tuesday, Nov 9, 2021, 2-3 PM
Every year Texas public library directors must submit the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report to be eligible for library accreditation as well as participate in many agency financial and resource opportunities. Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood provides answers to accreditation questions, as well as reporting on library finances, collection, programs, service hours and technology. On the 2021 report, questions have been added for library programs, and for the library’s response during the ongoing pandemic.  This is a good introduction to the process for those doing the Annual Report for the first time and a timely review for experienced directors.

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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