The State Library is extending the deadline for the Annual Report and Application for State Aid to November 21 at 4 P.M. We hope the extra week will be helpful for those whose libraries have been most affected by Hurricane Sandy. And let’s hope Mother Nature gives out more treats and less tricks for Halloween next year.
This is a reminder to all public libraries that the deadline for submitting your Annual Report and Application for State Aid is one month away. Access information to the Bibliostat survey tool was emailed last July to all public library directors. Let me know if you need this resent, or if the information should be sent to another person at your library.
The Annual Report is critical for state and national data gathering on public libraries. For more information, a list of changes, an instruction sheet, and a 15-minute online tutorial, go to Annual Report and Application for State Aid
Per regulations, the DEADLINE for submission is 4 P.M. on November 15, 2012. Contact Tom Newman with questions.
For those library managers who are always looking for more ways to count what your library does, the updated Checklist of Public Library Statistics is for you. This listing attempts to identify all the various statistics libraries can compile to help with evaluation and advocacy. How your library’s numbers trend over time can tell you a lot about how your library is serving your community.
It is time again for all public libraries in Connecticut to fill out the Annual Report and Application for State Aid. These reports provide critical information for federal and state-wide library statistics as well as provide the data for the Statistical Profile of CT Public Libraries and Automatic Chart-Makers, both used for library evaluation and advocacy. The report deadline is November 15, but public libraries are encouraged to start filling out the survey as soon as they can. See the Report web page for instructions, a copy of the survey, a list of changes from last year, and a short how-to tutorial.
The report on interlibrary loan activity as reported by some of the academic libraries in Connecticut is now available at CT Interlibrary Loan Activity, FY2012.
The report is available in Excel or as a PDF. State Library interlibrary loan statistics are also included in the report.
Thanks go out to all the academic library staff who submitted reports this year.
Public libraries will submit their ILL activity in the Annual Survey/Report and this information will be reported in the Statistical Profile published in December.
Information on completing the 2012 Annual Report and Application for State Aid has just gone out by e-mail to all public library directors. If you are a library director who did not receive this information, please let me know.
The Annual Report is critical for state and national data gathering on public libraries. For more information, a list of changes, an instruction sheet, and a 15-minute online tutorial, go to the Public Library Annual Statistical Report.
Per regulations, the DEADLINE for submission is 4 P.M. on November 15, 2012. The preliminary version of the “Statistical Profile of CT Public Libraries” should be available shortly thereafter. For more information on the Annual Report and Statistical Profile, go to Library Statistics on WebJunction Connecticut.
Please contact Tom Newman with questions.
Public libraries looking for statistics for the circulation of iCONN Downloadable Audio by their library card-holders should visit iCONN Downloadable Audio Circulation Totals for Public Libraries. These circulation numbers should be included in your public library’s annual circulation statistics.
The Connecticut State Library compiles Interlibrary Loan statistics from academic, government, and public libraries. It is time for academic and government libraries to submit their interlibrary loan statistics for FY2012 on this Survey Monkey form. Deadline for submission is August 1.
Public libraries will report their ILL statistics on the Annual Report and Application for State Aid which libraries fill out in the fall.
Worksheets are available for helping to compile your FY2013 ILL statistics.
Contact Tom Newman with questions.
“Connecticut Public Library Statistics: What They Tell Us, What We Can Do With Them” was presented by the Connecticut State Library at the Connecticut Library Association Conference last May, 2012. If you would like to see and listen to an online version of this presentation, click on the image below. This presentation lasts about 30 minutes and covers:
The condensed Online Version of the Statistics Workshop given last winter is now available on WebJunction Connecticut. The three tutorials (each 10 to 15 minutes long) cover these areas:
Comments and feedback are welcome.