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IMLS Report on State Library Agencies

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  released its latest report on the State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA). The survey found that over the past 12 years, SLAA revenues declined by over a fifth, while expenditures fell in parallel by 22 percent. Most of this decline occurred during the recession, December 2007 to June 2009. However, SLAAs funded by their state’s department of education had much higher revenues and expenditures in comparison to other libraries funded through other administrative structures.

SLAA revenues FY2004-2016

RIPL Online Community of Practice

Online Community of Practice, from Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL), is now available to anyone interested library data and evaluation. The Community of Practice includes discussion forums, opportunities for file-sharing (such as infographics, surveys, etc.), and a quarterly webinar series.

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Spotlight on Sharing

Check the Colorado Virtual Library's Spotlight on Sharing for regular round-ups highlighting fun, unique, and interesting happenings in Colorado libraries.

Library Learning & Creation Center

The Library Learning & Creation Center has upcoming events and resources for library makerspaces and technology training in public libraries.

CSL In Session

CSL In Session features a regular series of online learning opportunities for librarians.

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