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 data entry.  Log-in credentials were sent out in early January.  If library staff has changed, or the log-in information was not received, please contact us at accreditation@tsl.texas.gov

We encourage you to submit the library's report by the end of March, to allow staff sufficient time to review the information.  The report is due by Thursday, April 30, 2020, per 13 TAC §1.85.  That deadline cannot be extended.

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 2019 (PDF)

2019 Application Form for Accreditation in State Library System
Word format | PDF format

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.  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.

Webinars and Presentations

Archived Webinars

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

Introduction to the 2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report
original air date: January 9, 2020
Texas public library directors must submit the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report in order to qualify for accreditation. Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood provides an overview of the report, accreditation criteria and benefits, and explanations for financial, collection and program sections. There is a brief tour of Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal. Slides.

Presentations at the Financial Success for Non-Profits and Library Districts Workshop
New Braunfels Public Library, November 9, 2019

Accreditation in the Texas State Library System , by Stacey Malek  and Valicia Greenwood
Succession Planning for Busy Libraries and Boards, by Stacey Malek and Laurie Mahaffey     

Preparing for the 2019 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report
original air date, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
 LSTA/Accreditation Program Stacey Malek and Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood discuss what you need to know for the 2019 Annual Report.  Slides

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

Contact Information

Current Library Directory

Statistics & Accreditation

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

Valicia Greenwood
Library Statistics Specialist

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

 
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