Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries Resources

Here’s how we came up with our numbers for our popular Quotable Facts About Colorado Libraries.

Basic statistics

Circulation

Visits

Locations

Library cards

Public: LSA Registered Borrowers, Colorado Totals, Colorado’s Public Library Annual Report (2013 preliminary). http://www.lrs.org/public/data/totals-averages-and-ratios/?survey_year=2013

Librarians

Colorado Talking Book Library

Technology

Access to free computers/Internet

Public Library Funding & Technology Access survey Colorado 2011-12. http://www.plinternetsurvey.org/advocacy/state-details?id=CO

Public library internet computer uses

Computers & Networking: Uses of internet computers, Colorado’s Public Library Annual Report (2013 preliminary). http://www.lrs.org/public/data/advanced/id/1015141/

Public library wireless access uses

Computers & Networking: Number of wireless access uses, Colorado’s Public Library Annual Report (2013 preliminary). http://www.lrs.org/public/data/advanced/id/1015024/

Public library technology training

Public Library Funding & Technology Access survey Colorado 2011-12. http://www.plinternetsurvey.org/advocacy/state-details?id=CO

Activities

School library teaching approaches

Teaching Approaches: Teach Digital Resources frequency, Annual Colorado School Library Survey (2012-13). http://www.lrs.org/school/data/advanced/id/113822/

Public library program attendance

Total Program Attendance, Colorado Totals, Colorado’s Public Library Annual Report (2013 preliminary). http://www.lrs.org/public/data/totals-averages-and-ratios/?survey_year=2013. Estimate $8 per movie ticket.

Reference questions

Public library job resources

Public Library Funding & Technology Access survey Colorado 2011-12. http://www.plinternetsurvey.org/advocacy/state-details?id=CO

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