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News and Discussion

Page history last edited by Kim Miller 4 years, 6 months ago

Use the comments for this page to post news items, raise issues and discuss general issues.

  

News:

  

IMLS Press Releases

Visit www.imls.gov to learn more about the Institute’s programs, news, and initiatives; and to sign up for Primary Source, our monthly e-newsletter. 

on our Web site, including: press releases, grant program guidelines, resources, Project Profiles, Primary Source and more!  Follow IMLS on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/US_IMLS.  Visit the IMLS YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/USIMLSLike IMLS on Facebook.

 

2015

President’s FY 2016 Budget Request Includes $237,427,957 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services - February 2, 2015 

 IMLS 2012 Public Libraries Survey Report Issued - January 26, 2015

 

2014 

GIGABIT LIBRARIES NETWORK LAUNCHES TV WHITE SPACES COVERAGE MAP - July 9, 2014

FY 2012 Public Library Survey Data Released - July 2, 2014

IMLS Releases 2011 Public Libraries in the United States Report - June 18, 2014

Preview of FY 2011 Public Libraries Survey Available - March 12, 2014

President’s FY 2015 Budget Request Includes $226,448,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services - March 4, 2014

 

2013

President’s Budget Request Includes $225,812,538 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services - April 10, 2013 (FY 2014 Budget)

IMLS Statement on FY 2013 Budget - April 8, 2013

IMLS 2010 Public Library Survey Results Announced - January 22, 2013

 

2012

President Requests $231,953,777 for Institute of Museum and Library Services - February 13, 2012 (FY 2013 Budget)

State Library Agencies Continue to Provide Valuable Services Despite Severe Cuts in Funding and Staff - February 6, 2012

 

2011

IMLS Releases New Five Year Strategic Plan - December 2, 2011

Library Visits at Historic High - November 18, 2011 (FY2009 PLS Report released)

President Requests $242,605,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services - February 14, 2011 (FY 2012 Budget)

 

2010

President Requests $265,869,000 for Institute of Museum and Library Services - February 1, 2010 (FY 2011 Budget)

Public Library Visits, Circulation Spike While Staff Numbers Stay the Same: IMLS FY2008 Public Libraries Survey Report - June 30, 2010

 

 

Quarterly Newsletters:

LibStatsNewsletter_No1.pdf

LibStatsNewsletter_No2.pdf

 

Data Notes & Research Briefs:

Data Note No. 1: Libraries Use Broadband Internet Service to Serve High Need Communities - March 2009

Research Brief No. 1: Service Trends in U.S. Public Libraries, 1997-2007 - December 2009

Research Brief No. 2: State Library Agency Service Trends: 1999–2008 - March 2010

Research Brief No. 3: Majority of States Report Decline in Support for Library Services - April 2011

Research Brief No. 4: Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users - June 2011

Research Brief No. 5: The State of Small and Rural Libraries in the United States - September 2013

Research Brief No. 6: First Grade Student Library Card Ownership Linked to Library Visitation - April 2015

 

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General Discussion and other items:

 

Forms for Data Collection - Does anyone require a form to be submitted, certifying the data? 

 

Computer Upload and Download Speeds Question posted to SDC email list by Joseph Hamlin (MI) on 7/12/13

 

Do any of your states have a county library run on a NPR model? Question posted to SDC email list by Ann Reed (OR) on 12/19/13

 

Anyone track ILS costs? Question posted to SDC email list by Susan Mark (WY) on  1/15/14

 

OSAP Question Posted to SDC email list by Cecile Maynor (TN) on 1/31/14

 

Collection Size questions Posted to SDC email list by Dianne Carty (MA) 2/14/14

 

Annual Wireless Sessions - how to capture Posted to SDC email list by Robert Keith (NJ)  3/10/14  Endorsed data element for FY2014 PLS  http://plsc.pbworks.com/w/page/76180367/Endorsed%20FY2014%20Data%20Elements

 

Building square footage question (June 2015)

 

Internet Speeds (June 2015)

 

Removing Cardholders (June 2015)

 

What levels of Wi-Fi uses are you seeing (July 2015)

 

Directors' Salaries Assistance (September 2015)

 

Performance Goals (October 2015)

 

E-rate question regarding square footage (November 2015)

 

Percentage of collection expenditures spent on electronic materials/digital units (March 2015)

 

 

For Data Element Definition Questions, Comments, Feedback, Input, & Corrections see:  http://plsc.pbworks.com/w/page/7422611/Data%20Element%20Definitions%3A%20Questions%20Comments%20Feedback%20Input%20Corrections 

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Data map tool, Poverty, race, and place: Map your metro  (source: Urban Instittute Metro Blog http://blog.metrotrends.org/2013/06/poverty-race-place-map-metro/)

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