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Quotable Facts about Colorado Libraries

The Quotable Facts about Colorado Libraries 2006 has been posted to lrs.org. Significant statistics and facts regarding public, academic and school libraries are listed in the publication. It can be found in the Quotable Facts section at http://www.lrs.org/documents/quotable/QF_Colorado_2006.pdf.

Daphne
Eastburn_D@cde.state.co.us

Colorado Public Library Performance Rankings Fast Facts

The Colorado Public Library Performance Rankings Fast Facts has been posted. This Fast Facts focuses on six output measures (from the 2004 data) to determine how well Colorado’s public libraries rank when compared to each other.

http://www.lrs.org/documents/fastfacts/232_PL_Rankings.pdf

Holly
cole_h@cde.state.co.us

Non-MLS Salary Survey Deadline Extended

Quoting an e-mail from Denise Davis, Director of the ALA Office for Research and Statistics:

The deadline for completing the Non-MLS Salary Survey has been extended until March 17. More than 3000 public and academic libraries were included to participate in this very important survey. The survey is being administered by the Management Association of Illinois on behalf of the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association
(ALA-APA) and American Library Association (ALA).

Please contact Jean Hannon at jhannon@hrsource.org, or call 630-963-7600 to find out if your library has been selected for the survey, or if you would like to participate even if you have not been selected.

Keith
Lance_K@cde.state.co.us

2005 Colorado School Library Data Elements Posted

The 2005 Colorado school library data elements are posted (with the exception of school library staffing information). You can find this information at: http://www.lrs.org/asp_school/stats_2005.asp.

This information is compiled from answers submitted by 700 + school libraries responding to the 2005 School Library Survey.

Holly
cole_h@cde. state.co.us

Magazines and Databases in School Libraries

School Librarians may be interested in a newly posted Field Initiated Study on the LRS.org website.
The results of a libnet inquiry regarding magazines and databases in school libraries are summarized and can be found at http://www.lrs.org/documents/field_stats/Magazines_databases.pdf.

Daphne
Eastburn_D@cde.state.co.us

2006 Public Library Internet Connectivity Survey Now Open

The 2006 National Survey of Public Library Internet Connectivity is now under way and can be found at http://www.plinternetsurvey.org/. With the results of this year’s survey, John Bertot and Charles McClure of Florida State University’s Information Institute plan to “help public libraries develop advocacy strategies for developing sustainable funding sources for public access Internet services and resources.” All public libraries are welcome to participate in the survey, which will be open through March 17, 2006.

I urge all public library directors to respond to this important survey.

Keith
Lance_K@cde.state.co.us

ALA-APA Non-MLS Salary Survey In Progress

More than 3000 public and academic library directors have received instructions for participation in the first Non-MLS Salary Survey. This survey, being conducted by the ALA Allied Professional Association (APA), will provide vital information about compensation for the majority of staff in libraries. The envelope has the ALA-APA logo. The deadline is March 3, 2006.

Because this survey utilizes a random sample, you must be invited to participate. Volunteer responses are not being accepted.

If your public or academic library is invited to participate in this survey, please do so. A high response rate is key to the success of the survey.

When the report becomes available, we wil provide a link to it on LRS.org’s Staffing and Salaries page: http://www.lrs.org/topics.asp#staff.

Keith
Lance_K@cde.state.co.us

Shelving Foreign Language Materials

A Field Initiated Study that may be of interest to public librarians has been posted to the LRS.org website.
The results of a libnet inquiry regarding shelving foreign language materials in public libraries are summarized at http://www.lrs.org/documents/field_stats/shelving_foreign_language_materials.pdf

Daphne
Eastburn_D@cde.state.co.us

Some 2005 Colorado School Library Statistics Available

Some of the 2005 Colorado School Library Statistics are being released. The files currently available are the Master File (in Excel and PDF format), the School Profiles, and the Benchmarks.

Holly
cole_h@cde.state.co.us

Purging Patron Records

A Field Initiated Study has been posted to the LRS.org website that may be of interest to public librarians.
The results of a libnet inquiry regarding purging patron records in public libraries are summarized at

http://www.lrs.org/documents/field_stats/purging_patron_records.pdf.

Daphne
Eastburn_D@cde.state.co.us

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