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2012-13 Colorado School Library Survey Now Open

Letters have been sent to public school libraries throughout the state announcing the opening of the 2012-13 Colorado School Library Survey. It can be accessed at http://www.lrs.org/slsurvey. The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting. In addition, the survey’s results serve as the basis for studies that demonstrate the impact of school libraries on student achievement.

Login information is included in the letter, but if you haven’t received your letter and would like to get started, feel free to call LRS at 303-866-6900 or email lrs@lrs.org to get your information.

Results Are In! – Public Library Funding & Technology Access Survey

The 2011-2012 Public Library Funding & Technology Access Survey (PLFTAS) study results are in and all the various resources based on the data are now available to you and your libraries.
Of particular interest:

Many thanks to all the libraries that participated in the study!

Deadline Extended for 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey

The deadline for completing the 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey has been extended to November 30, 2011. Participation by all public school libraries is vital!

We have made substantial revisions to the survey based on respondents’ comments to better reflect the current state of school libraries, and we look forward to getting the input of all Colorado public school librarians! The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting.

For questions regarding the survey, or to obtain your username and password, feel free to call Library Research Service at 303-866-6900 or email lrs@lrs.org to get your information.

2011-12 School Library Survey Now Open

Letters have been sent to public school libraries throughout the state announcing the opening of the 2011-12 Colorado School Library Survey.

The Library Research Service (LRS) has made substantial revisions to the survey based on respondents’ comments to better reflect the current state of school libraries, and looks forward to getting the input of all Colorado public school librarians!

The data gathered in the annual school library survey provides library professionals with important information for planning, evaluating, and budgeting. Login information is included in the letter, but if you haven’t received your letter and would like to get started, feel free to call LRS at 303-866-6900 or email lrs@lrs.org to get your information.

Public Libraries & Web Technologies – New Report Released

The Library Research Service is proud to announce the release of our most recent Closer Look Report, “U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies.”  In the spring of 2008, we visited the websites of nearly 600 public libraries in the United States, including all Colorado public libraries, looking for the presence of web technologies, including those identified as “Web 2.0”.  This report details our findings about what public libraries are doing on the web, and the characteristics that “early adopters” share.

Find the report, and a Colorado-specific Fast Facts report, on the report page:  http://www.lrs.org/public/webtech

Help Your Public Library and Register to Win an Amazon Kindle

Fill-out the Annual “Internet Survey”
The 2009 National Survey of Public Library Computer and Internet Access is web-based and can be access at http://survey.pnmi.com/. The survey has two parts: 1) questions relevant to library branches, and 2) questions related to library jurisdictions.

Help Your Library
By providing data about advocacy, impacts, benefits, and challenges of public access Internet services in public libraries you will help inform and educate stakeholders at the local, state and national levels about the issues and needs your library faces in providing public computer and Internet access services and resources.

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60-Second Update…

“Libraries & the Economic Recession” is the latest LRS 60-Second Survey. Take a minute—literally—to tell us how the recession has changed what’s happening at your library.

Survey: http://surveys.lrs.org/respond.php?sid=56

If you are so inclined, share this link with colleagues and library listservs. Please!

Read about the results of the first 60-Second Survey “The Value of an MLIS to You” on the LRS blog at: http://www.lrs.org/blog/viewitem.php?post=281.

Thanks!

ROI Closer Look Published – Colorado Public Libraries Return on Investment 5 to 1

 

Thanks to the newest LRS staff member, Lisa Boyd, the ROI Closer Look report is finally published. She was able to gather together all the individual pieces of the study and produce a document with all the ROI study findings in one place. Of course, the individual library reports, calculators, and other ROI information are still available on the ROI webpage. Read more and comment on the LRS blog.

For most of the libraries participating in the study, the return on investment (ROI) was approximately five to one—that is, for every $1.00 spent on public libraries, $5.00 of value was realized by taxpayers.

Thanks to the staff at the eight participating libraries who generously shared their time and expertise to make this study possible.

School Libraries Count!

AASL has just launched the third annual longitudinal study “School Libraries Count!” All K-12 schools, public and private, are invited to participate on a voluntary basis. Past participant’s continued involvement is crucial when examining trends over time, as well as new participants so that an accurate reflection of the U.S. educational demographics are represented. The survey may be accessed at http://www.aaslsurvey.org. The survey deadline is March 12.

Calling All Academic Libraries

Out of 73 institutions, Colorado has only 11 libraries that have completed the 2008 Academic Libraries Survey. This is far from the 85% required to close the survey.

How can we discuss the value of academic libraries if we don’t have basic data about outlets, staff, collections, services, and expenditures?

Data collection for the 2008 Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) began on November 5, 2008 and ends on February 25, 2009.

Please register, then enter and lock your data as soon as possible on the ALS Web site at http://surveys.nces.ed.gov/libraries/als