Every year, the Library Research Service surveys Colorado public libraries about challenges to their materials or services. The libraries that report receiving one or more challenges are then asked to provide additional information. This Fast Facts addresses the number, nature, and outcome of the challenges reported in 2018.
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Postings for library jobs continued to rise in 2018, according to LRS’s popular library job posting website, LibraryJobline.org. In 2018, 815 jobs were posted—the most ever since the service’s launch in 2007. Average hourly salaries for Academic ($23.28) library positions remianed steady, while Public ($21.98) library positions dropped slightly. The average hourly salary for School libraries ($22.37) rose again and has recovered from its low in 2015 ($16.62). Read on to learn more about how the rest of 2018 shaped up.
The Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL) provides free library services to Coloradans of all
ages who are unable to read standard print materials because of physical, visual, or learning
disabilities. The CTBL patron satisfaction survey has been regularly distributed to an age-stratified sample of patrons since 2004. Below are highlights from the 2018 survey, as well as other year-end statistics.