LRS Staff

Nicolle Steffen, MLIS, Director


Dave Hodgins, MLIS, Data Coordinator and Web Developer


Linda Hofschire, MLIS, PhD, Research Analyst


Meghan Wanucha, MLIS, Research Assistant


Melissa Higgins, University of Denver Research Fellow


Physical Address

Library Research Service
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 309
Denver, CO 80203-1799
Phone: 303-866-6900
Fax: 303-866-6940


  • Public Library Statistics & Profiles
    Dive into annual statistics from the Colorado Public Library Annual Report using our interactive tool, results tailored to trustees, and state totals and averages.
  • School Library Impact Studies
    School libraries have a profound impact on student achievement. Explore studies about this topic by LRS and other researchers in our comprehensive guide.
  • Fast Fact Reports
    Looking for a quick rundown of library research? Check out our Fast Facts, which highlight research and statistics about various library topics.


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LRS is part of the Colorado State Library, a unit of the Colorado Department of Education. We design and conduct library research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media to inform practices and assessment needs. We partner with the Library and Information Science program at University of Denver's Morgridge College of Education to provide research fellowships to current MLIS students.

This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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