2018 Public Library Annual Report Information and Help

The 2018 Public Library Annual Report (PLAR) opens on Monday, January 7, 2019 and closes on March 15, 2019. Are you new to the PLAR? Check out the 5 Ws of the Public Library Annual Report for an overview.

Library Research Service staff will offer a webinar on Thursday, January 31, 2019, 10:00-11:00 AM to discuss the 2018 PLAR and answer questions. You can access the webinar via https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/lrs (audio by USB headset, earbuds, or computer speakers). It will be recorded and the archive link will be posted on this page. Any staff who work on the PLAR are welcome to attend.

And, Colorado State Library and CLiC staff will be offering PLAR regional workshops this winter and spring in Pueblo, Brush, Grand Junction, and Denver. Click here for more information.

Survey Support Documents and Links


If you have questions about the survey or data elements, please contact Linda Hofschire at hofschire_l@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6827. For help with technical questions about Bibliostat Collect, contact Product Support at 1-866-785-9935.


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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.

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

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