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2021 Oregon Public Library Statistical Report Guide

Instructions for completing the annual Oregon Public Library Statistical Report.

Part 2 - Staff & Volunteers

PART 2 - LIBRARY STAFF and Volunteers (as of JUNE 30, 2021)

Report level of staffing in amount of full-time employment (FTE), based on a 40 hours work week. Report figures as of June 30. Include all positions funded in the library's budget whether those positions are filled or not.  

Examples: 60 hours per week of part-time work by multiple employees divided by the 40-hour measure equals 1.50 FTE (60/40=1.50 FTE). If a schedule varies wildly by season, use total annual hours worked divided by 2080 to calculate FTE. Use n.c. for not collected, 0 for zero, or N/A for not applicable.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Report only staff paid from the library budget in Part 2. Do not report volunteers, other non-paid staff, or temporary personnel. Do report plant operations, security, or maintenance staff if paid from the library budget (see Question 2.4).

201 Number of librarians with ALA/MLS. Updated definition: Librarians with master's degrees from programs of library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Do not include staff who have an ALA-accredited master’s degree but who are working in non-librarian positions.

202 All other librarians. Updated definition: Report all other positions with the title of librarian (not included in 201) who do paid work under the title of Librarian, but an ALA/MLS degree is not a requirement.

203 Total librarians (auto-summed from 201 and 202).

204 All other paid staff. Report all other FTE employees (includes both full and part time employees) paid from the reporting unit budget, including plant operations, security, and maintenance staff.   

205 Total paid staff in FTE. An auto-summed field of all FTE at your library (from 203 and 204).


206 Total number of volunteers (individuals). Report the total number of individuals (not FTE) who volunteered their services to the library during the year, even if they only worked a brief period of time. Exclude volunteers for other organizations' projects. Exclude Board members performing work for the Board.

207 Total volunteer hours. Report the combined number of hours that all of the individuals worked during the year.


208 Library Board / District Board. From these dropdown options, please choose the one that best fits your library's Board. The most critical difference between an advisory board and a governing board is that a governing board has hiring/firing, budgetary, and policy-setting authority over the library director. If you choose "other," we'll follow up with you for more information at a later date:

  • No board
  • Advisory board (elected)
  • Advisory board (appointed)
  • Governing board (elected) 
  • Governing board (appointed)
  • other

209 Friends of the Library. Please indicate if a Friends of the Library group exists.

210 Library Foundation. Please indicate if a Library Foundation exists.