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Public library standards by state

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Alabama

Alabama Administrative Code, Chapter 520-2-2

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Alaska

Alaska Public Library Assistance Grants Minimum Criteria

 Published by:

Linked to state aid?: Yes

Comments:  Alaska does not have published standards, nor does it certify public libraries. However, public libraries are required to meet ongoing eligibility requirements to continue receiving the annual library assistance grant. The posted document is a one-page summary of those requirements.

 

Arizona

No state standards

 

Colorado

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/standards/index

Published by: Colorado State Library, Colorado Department of Education

Linked to state aid?: Yes, public libraries must meet the definition of a public library as specified in the state standards to be eligible for state aid

Comments: In 2013, after more than 10 years without funding, the Colorado Legislature renewed the appropriation of $2 million in the state's budget to fund the State Grants to Libraries Act. The funds are available to eligible publicly funded school, public and academic libraries to fund grants for library materials as defined in the statute (see CRS 24-90-401). The purpose of the funds is for educational materials in libraries that support efforts to improve literacy and learning.

 

Delaware

http://delcode.delaware.gov/title29/c066/index.shtml

Published by: The Delaware Constitution as amended in 1897

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Florida

Standards for Florida Public Libraries

Published by: Florida Library Association

Linked to state aid?: No

 

Georgia

http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/publiclib/standards.pdf

http://georgialibraries.org/lib/publiclib/GA-public-library-statndards_062012.pdf

Published by: Georgia Public Library Service (GPLS)

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Indiana

http://www.in.gov/legislative/iac/T05900/A00060.PDFPublished

Published by:

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Iowa

http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/accr-and-standards

Published by:

Linked to state aid?: Yes

Comments: Four-tier standards system: Tier 0-3. Tier 1-3 is required for direct state aid.

 

Kansas

http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KSL/development/standards2006.html

Published by:

Linked to state aid?:

 

Kentucky

http://kdla.ky.gov/libsupport/standards.htm 

Published by:  Kentucky Library Association

Linked to state aid?:No

Comments:  Standards are administered by the Kentucky Library Association.  Participation is voluntary

 

Louisiana

http://llaonline.org/fp/files/pubs/pl/publicstandards2010.pdf

Published by: Public Library Section, Louisiana Library Association

Linked to state aid?: No

Comments: 2010 revision

 

Maine

http://mainelibraries.org/_documents/mla_standards_2007.pdf

Published by:

Linked to state aid?:

 

Massachussetts

http://mblc.state.ma.us/grants/state_aid/index.php

Published by:

Linked to state aid?: Yes

Comments: There are three pieces that fit together to make the program work: statute (MGL ss. 19A & 19B), regulation( 605 CMR 4.00) and Board policies.

 

Michigan

http://www.michigan.gov/librarycertification

Published by: The Library of Michigan

Linked to state aid?:  Yes

Comments:  See the State Aid to Public Libraries Application Process PDF at the bottom of the Library Certification page.

 

Minnesota

Standards for MN Public Libraries.doc

Published by: State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education

Linked to state aid?: No

 

Mississippi

http://www.mlc.lib.ms.us/ServicesToLibraries/Develop_Serv.html

Published by: Mississippi Library Commission

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Missouri

http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/standards.asp

Published by: Missouri State Library

Linked to state aid: Yes

Comments: Standards updated in 2013.

 

Montana

http://www.mtrules.org/gateway/ChapterHome.asp?Chapter=10.102

Published by: Montana State Library Commission

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Nebraska

http://nlc.nebraska.gov/libaccred/

Published by Nebraska Library Commission

Linked to state aid: Yes

 

Nevada

http://nsla.nv.gov/Development/Collection_Development/

The Minimum Standards are accessible on this site, at http://nsla.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/nslanvgov/content/Development/MINIMUM%20PUBLIC%20LIBRARY%20STANDARDS(1).pdf.

The Minimum Standards are Published by: Nevada State Library and Archives

Linked to State Aid: yes

Comments: Libraries annually submit the checklist for Minimum Standards; any not met requires an approved waiver to receive State Aid.

 

New Hampshire

No state standards

 

New Jersey

http://www.njstatelib.org/LDB/Library_Law/lwindx03.php#P

Published by: New Jersey State Library

Linked to state aid?: Yes

Comments: Few requirements linked to state aid.

 

New Mexico

http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title04/04.005.0002.htm

Published by:

Linked to state aid?:

 

New York

http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/ministan.htm

Published by:

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

North Carolina

http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/aboutlibraries/plstandards.html (webpage)

or http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/aboutlibraries/standards/2012PublicLibraryStandardsFinal.pdf (PDF)

Published by: State Library of North Carolina

Linked to state aid?: No

 

Oregon

http://www.olaweb.org/assets/PLD/PLDStandards/

Published by: Oregon Library Association

Linked to state aid?: No

 

Rhode Island

http://www.olis.ri.gov/pubs/plstandards/index.php

Published by:

Linked to state aid?: Yes

Comments: The new Minimum Standards and Regulations for Rhode Island Public Libraries were prepared by the Library Board of Rhode Island and became law in July 2013.

 

South Carolina

http://statelibrary.sc.libguides.com/library-standards

Published by: South Carolina State Library

Linked to state aid?: No

 

South Dakota

http://library.sd.gov/LIB/DEV/standards.aspx

Published by: South Dakota State Library, South Dakota Department of Education

Linked to state aid?: No

Comments: Officially Adopted in 2010

 

Tennessee

http://sostngovbuckets.s3.amazonaws.com/tsla/libraries/2018%20Public%20Library%20Standards%20.pdf

Published by: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Planning and Development Division

Linked to state aid?: No

Comments: Revised 2018; standards are voluntary and are not linked to state aid.

 

Texas

http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=5&ti=13&pt=1&ch=1&sch=C&rl=Y

Published by: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Minimum Standards for Accreditation of Libraries

Linked to state aid?: Yes 

 

Utah

http://library.utah.gov/documents/LibraryCertificationFY2009Final.pdf

Published by: Utah State Library Division

Linked to state aid?: Yes

 

Vermont

http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/standards

Published by:

Linked to state aid?: No

 

Virginia

http://www.lva.virginia.gov/lib-edu/ldnd/standards/default.asp

Published by:

Linked to state aid?:

 

Wisconsin

http://dpi.wi.gov/pld/boards-directors/library-standards

Published by: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Linked to state aid?: Indirectly

Comments: Certain minimum standards such as hours open, director certification, maintenance of effort, are required for participation in state-funded regional library systems.

 

Wyoming

No state standards

 

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