Iowa Public Library Statistics, 2004-2005

(2006) Iowa Public Library Statistics, 2004-2005. Library of Iowa, State


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Public library statistics are taken from the annual survey. The statistics are used at the local, regional, state, and national levels to compare library performance, justify budget requests, track library data over time, assist in planning and evaluation, and provide valuable information for grants and other library programs. The annual survey collects current information from 543 public libraries about public service outlets, holdings, staffing, income, expenditures, circulation, services, and hours open. Furthermore, it helps provide a total picture of libraries on a state and nationwide basis. This report is authorized by law (Iowa Code 256.51 (H)). Each of the 50 states collects public library information according to guidelines established by the Federal State Cooperative System for public library data (FSCS). The information contained in the Iowa Public Library Statistics is based on definitions approved by FSCS. For additional information, contact Gerry Rowland, State Library,; 1-800-248-4483.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Public Libraries, Statistics
Subjects: City and town government
County government
ID Code: 3437
Deposited By: Gerry Rowland
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2006