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Preparing for the 2021 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report (recording)
Original air date, November 9, 2021
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. Slides (PDF); Handout (PDF).
Changes Ahead! Reviewing the 2021 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report (recording)
Original air date, January 20, 2022
Public libraries all over Texas must submit the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report each year in order to be considered for accreditation and other agency programs. Library Data Coordinator Valicia Greenwood provides an overview of the 2021 report, answering questions about accreditation, financial reporting, collection and program statistics sections. There will be a look at Bibliostat Collect, the new data collection portal. Excellent webinar for those new to the report, or for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge of this important library survey. Slides (PDF); Handout (PDF)
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.
Get Their Attention! Presenting Texas Public Library Data to Stakeholders.
Presentation date, Texas Library Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Tuesday April 26, 1:30-2:30 PM
Who are the library stakeholders, how do they help the library and how do we reach them? Is data the answer? Learn how to use data effectively in presenting to library stakeholders. Slides (PDF); Handout (PDF)