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IMLS Press Releases

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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




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



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



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



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)



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:




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



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 



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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