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Librairies National Trend Report (Sample)

Last updated on 2018-11-02

Service Area Overview

Library services departments provide public access to books, movies, computer labs, meeting rooms, and community programs.  Some jurisdictional library services divisions may have satellite library facilities and provide special services, such as daycare, portable electronics rentals, and digital media shared among multiple jurisdictions.  In many communitites, access to computer and internet services is a key library amenity.   

Influencing Factors Include

  • Demographics:  Population, age demographics, and socioeconomic conditions within a jurisdiction may affect expenditures, staffing levels, and the types of library services that a jurisdiction provides.
  • Special Services:  Some jurisdictions may specialize in certain types of collections, resources, or programs, which provide unique services, serve a community need, or specific demographic.
  • Contract Services:  Some jurisdictions provide library services through contracts with neighboring communities or regional organizations.

 

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Footnotes

Library Expenditures per Registered Borrower

Library Expenditures Per Registered Borrower: Calculated as expenditures for all library personnel and operations divided by the number of registered borrowers

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Clearwater, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Goodyear , Irving, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oshkosh, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio, Sarasota County, Scottsdale, Windsor

Circulation - Hard Copy Materials

Circulation for All Library Facilities - Hard Copy Materials:

  • All hard-copy materials of any format (including renewals) that are checked out in a library facility for use outside the library.
EXCLUDE

  • Digital materials including e-books, e-audio books, e-music, movies/films. Report only actual circulation, not estimates.

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Beverly Hills, Charles County, Clearwater, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Goodyear , Irving, Johnson City, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oshkosh, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio, Sarasota County, Scottsdale, Windsor

Circulation - Electronic Materials

Circulation for All Library Facilities - Electronic Materials: INCLUDE all digital materials including e-books, e-audio books, e-music, movies/films.

● Report only actual circulation, not estimates. 

National Peers: Albany, Austin, Bettendorf, Beverly Hills, Charles County, Dallas, Denison, Fairfax County, Farmers Branch, Fort Worth, Goodyear , Irving, Johnson City, La Vista, McAllen, McKinney, Mesa, Miami-Dade County, Midland, New Orleans, Newton, Novi, Oshkosh, Rancho Cucamonga, San Antonio, Sarasota County, Scottsdale, Texarkana, Windsor

Library Expenditures vs. Violent Crime

Library Expenditures Per Registered Borrower: Calculated as expenditures for all library personnel and operations divided by the number of registered borrowers

UCR Part I Violent Crimes Reported per 1,000 Population: Calculated as the UCR part I violent crimes reported divided by the residential population of area served by the police times 1000

Residential Population of Jurisdiction: To be reported based on American Community Survey, state department of finance, council of governments, local planning department, or other sources; figures released within the past 24 months.

National Peers: Albany (OR), Austin (TX), Bettendorf (IA), Dallas (TX), Denison (TX), Fairfax County (VA), Goodyear (AZ), La Vista (NE), McAllen (TX), Mesa (AZ), Miami-Dade County (FL), Midland (MI), New Orleans (LA), Newton (IA), Rancho Cucamonga (CA), San Antonio (TX), Scottsdale (AZ).