In Service to Iowa : Public Library Standards, 6th edition, August 8, 2016

(2016) In Service to Iowa : Public Library Standards, 6th edition, August 8, 2016. Library of Iowa, State

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Abstract

The Standards and Accreditation Program exists to encourage the ongoing development of high quality public library services in Iowa. In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards is the manual for the State Library of Iowa’s standards program. It was first published in 1985 and was updated in 1989, 1997, 2004, 2010, and now in 2016. Iowa’s voluntary public library standards program was established to give public libraries a tool to identify strengths and areas for improvement. It is also used to document the condition of public library service in Iowa, to distribute Direct State Aid funding, and to meet statutory requirements. In 2015, the Iowa Commission of Libraries appointed the Public Library Standards Advisory Task Force to revise In Service to Iowa. The Task Force in turn solicited feedback from the State Library Advisory Panel to ensure that proposed standards meet the changing needs of Iowa’s public libraries. All task force members support and stress the importance of the accreditation process and thank the Iowa public library community for its assistance.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Public Libraries, Standards, Iowa, Evaluation
Subjects: City and town government
ID Code: 22624
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2016 12:45
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 12:45
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22624