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! 

Information that is collected: Texas Public Libraries Annual Report.

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

Application and Accreditation Forms

All reports must be submitted online through a data collection portal.  Emails containing user credentials are sent directly to library directors during the reporting period.  The data collection portal is open January through April each year.

Local Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report Blank Worksheet (PDF)

2022 Application Form for Accreditation (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

Slide Deck Explanations

Get Ready! Get Set! Get the Information You Need to Complete the 2022 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report!   Webinar. Original air date: November 8, 2022 Slides; Handout.

Upcoming Presentations

Get Started with the 2022 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report  Tuesday, January 10, 2-3 PM Central

Public libraries all over Texas must submit the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report every year in order to be considered for accreditation and other agency programs. Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood provides an overview of the 2022 report, answering questions about accreditation, financial reporting, collection and program statistics sections. Excellent webinar for those new to the report, or for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge of this important library survey.

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.

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
Sarah Jacobson

Director, Library Development and Networking Division

 
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