Reminder: The 2020 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report must be submitted on or before Friday, April 30, 2021, for the library to be eligible for accreditation. Revisions and changes will be accepted up until July 31, after the report form has been locked online.
OFFICE HOUR DATES
Thursdays 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM CST
February 11 February 25 March 11 March 25 April 15 April 29
Based on emails received so far, the closures and economic downturns of the past year have created some confusion about what to report for hours, programs, and services. Additionally, maintaining library accreditation based on last year’s performance is causing some anxiety.
Get your questions answered and the information you need to submit your library’s report accurately and on time! Anyone interested in any aspect of the 2020 Annual Report is invited to join, either to ask questions or just listen. You can join by computer or phone, no video required.
Using a Zoom link available by request, drop in at any point and talk with Valicia Greenwood, Library Data Coordinator. She will provide information on topics such as, but not limited to:
Accreditation criteria and concerns
Continuing education resources
Hours open for service
Operating vs. capital expenditures
Reporting digital (downloadable) material
Reporting programs and attendance
Special section related to COVD-19 health crisis
If you are not available on Thursday afternoons, send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers will be provided promptly, typically within one business day.