Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2019

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 2019.

Check Out Colorado State Parks 2019

Check Out Colorado State Parks, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library, provides 297 Colorado libraries with two park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and educational activities. Patrons of participating public, military, and academic libraries can check out a backpack for a week at a time to visit state parks for free. In 2019, 371 patrons completed a survey about their experience with the program.

Library Jobline Expands in 2019

Library Jobline Expands in 2019

Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2018

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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2018: Use of Library Jobline Jumps Again

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. 

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Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2017

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 2017.

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Check Out Colorado State Parks 2017

Check Out Colorado State Parks, the result of a partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado State Library, provides 297 Colorado libraries with two park passes and adventure backpacks filled with information and educational activities. Patrons of participating public, military, and academic libraries can check out a backpack for a week at a time to visit state parks for free. In 2017, 806 patrons completed a survey about their experience with the program.

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Challenged Materials in Colorado Public Libraries, 2016

Every year, the Library Research Service’s Public Library Annual Report 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 2016.

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2016: Library Jobline Holds Steady

Postings for library jobs remained steady in 2016, according to LRS’s popular library job posting website, LibraryJobline.org. In 2016, 673 jobs were posted—the most ever since the service’s launch in 2007. Average hourly salaries for Academic library positions remained steady ($21.96) and Public library positions ($22.09) increased by 6% since 2015. The average hourly salary for School libraries ($19.22) recovered from its low in 2015 ($16.62). Read on to learn more about how the rest of 2016 shaped up.

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2016 CTBL Patron Satisfaction and Status Report

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 2016 survey, as well as other year-end statistics.