Pa la benchmark talk

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Pa la benchmark talk

  1. 1. Assess to Impress: YourLibrary By the Numbers
  2. 2. YOUR PEER LIBRARIES• Service area population or enrollment• Total operating expenditures• Number of outlets• Ethnicity• Poverty level• Education level• Average income
  3. 3. Public Library Benchmark Sources• LJ Index of Public Library Service• Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings (HAPLR)• Public Library Data Service (PLDS)• Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)• Urban Libraries Council Technology Benchmarks• International City/County Mgmt Assn. (ICMA)• US IMPACT Survey (IMLS, Gates, U-WA)
  4. 4. Academic & School LibraryBenchmark SourcesAcademic School• National Center for Education • School Libraries Count! Statistics (NCES) • State and consortium reports• State and consortium reports • State guidelines and standards
  5. 5. PER CAPITA Visits Circulation Program AttendancePublic Internet Use
  6. 6. HENNEN WEIGHTSExpenditure Per Capita 3Cost Per Circ 3Visits Per Capita 3Materials % of Budget 2Collection Turnover 2Circ Per FTE Staff Hour 2Circ Per Capita 2Circ Per Hour 2Reference Per Capita 2Materials $ Per Capita 2FTE staff Per 1000 Pop 2Periodicals Per 1000 Pop 1Volumes Per Capita 1Visits Per Hour 1Circ Per Visit 1
  7. 7. Print - $135Online - $200
  8. 8. Develop a library strategic plan that achieves a dynamic schoollibrary program and includes a mission and vision, measurablegoals, operational management procedures, instructionalstrategies and an evaluation component.
  9. 9. LIBRARY POP SCORE %ILEHotwings Mem PL 25K 559 58%Beefstock Mem PL 25K 464 43%Bacon Mem PL 25K 444 40%
  10. 10. LIBRARY POP SCORE %ILEHotwings Mem PL 25K 559 58%Beefstock Mem PL 25K 464 43%Bacon Mem PL 25K 444 40% 2 week loan period, 2 renewals = 3 circs for 6 weeks 3 week loan period, 1 renewal = 2 circs for 6 weeks
  11. 11. PUBLIC LIBRARY SUCCESS STORIES Lower poverty Higher education $$$$ Large collection More outlets
  12. 12. Large SuburbanCounty Library 30% fewer staff < 2 books per capita Less expenditures per capita Highest program attendance
  13. 13. Urban Library Peers better funded Lowest education and income demographic Highest diversity demographic Peer had more visible marketing
  14. 14. School Library Test scores Economic impact Advocates
  15. 15. DIY•Focus onimportant #s•Scheduleannually•Get help andresources•Find datapartners
  16. 16. By the Numbers: BenchmarkingYour Community and Library

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