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2021 Oregon Public Library Statistical Report Guide

Instructions for completing the annual Oregon Public Library Statistical Report.

Part 7B - [OPTIONAL for 2021] Expanded Programs Questions

Programs / Attendance by Intended Age Group

751 - Live Program Sessions for Children Ages 0-5.
A program session targeted at children ages 0-5 is any planned event for which the primary audience is infants, toddlers, or preschool-age children. Examples of these types of program sessions include, but are not limited to, story hours, every child ready to read programs, musical or sing-along events, and puppet shows. Include program sessions aimed at children ages 0-5 even if adult caregivers also attend. Each program session should only be counted in one age category based on its primary target audience. 

752 - Attendance at Live Programs for Children Ages 0-5.
The count of the audience at all program sessions for which the primary audience is children ages 0 to 5 years. Please count all attendees of these program sessions regardless of age. 

753 - Live Program Sessions for Children Ages 6-11.
A program session targeted at children ages 6-11 is any planned event for which the primary audience is elementary-school-age children. Examples of these types of program sessions include, but are not limited to, story hours, science events, crafting classes, and summer reading events. Include program sessions aimed at children ages 6-11 even if adult caregivers also attend with the children. Each program session should only be counted in one age category based on its primary target audience.

754 - Attendance at Live Programs for Children Ages 6-11.
The count of the audience at all program sessions for which the primary audience is children ages 6 to 11 years. Please count all attendees of these program sessions regardless of age.

755 - Live Program Sessions for Young Adults Ages 12-18. (This question is essentially the same as Question 705, and will replace it in 2022).
A young adult program session is any planned event for which the primary audience is young adults ages 12 to 18 years. Examples of these types of program sessions include, but are not limited to, book clubs, college prep programs, teen tech or gaming clubs, and summer reading events. Each program session should only be counted in one age category based on its primary target audience. Note: The
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) defines young adults as age 12 through 18.

756 - Attendance at Live Programs for Young Adults Ages 12-18. (This question is essentially the same as Question 706, and will replace it in 2022).
The count of the audience at all program sessions for which the primary audience is young adults ages 12 to 18 years. Please count all attendees of these program sessions regardless of age. 

757 - Live Program Sessions for Adults Age 19 or Older.
An adult program session is any planned event for which the primary audience is adults age 19 or older. Examples of these types of program sessions include, but are not limited to, book discussions, citizenship classes, and lectures. Each program session should only be counted in one age category based on its primary target audience.

758 - Attendance at Live Programs for Adults Age 19 or Older.
The count of the audience at all program sessions for which the primary audience is adults age 19 or older. Please count all attendees of these program sessions regardless of age. 

759 - Live General Interest Program Sessions.
A general interest program session is any planned event that is appropriate for any age group or multiple age groups. Include all-age, all-library, family, and intergenerational program sessions. Examples of these types of program sessions include, but are not limited to, family game nights, holiday events, storytelling programs, or chess clubs. Include all programs here that do not fit into the other age category elements. Each program session should only be counted in one age category based on its primary target audience; do not include program sessions here that have already been counted in earlier age category elements. Avoid including program sessions that are targeted at more than one non-adult age category (and are not targeted at adults); these should be counted in the child or young adult age category that best represents the target audience.

760 - Attendance at Live General Interest Programs.
The count of the audience at program sessions that are appropriate for any age group or multiple age groups. Please count all attendees of these program sessions regardless of age.


In-Person Programs / Attendance by Location and Format

761 - Number of Live, In-Person, Onsite Program Sessions.
An in-person onsite program session is any planned event that includes an in-person attendance option and takes place at library facilities. Examples include, but are not limited to, a job skills class in the library or a nature program on the library grounds. Regardless of the number of formats in which a program session is offered, each program session should only be counted once and in one format category. Include in-person program sessions that also have a virtual attendance option and count them as a single program session.

762 - Live, In-Person Onsite Program Attendance.
The count of in-person attendance at program sessions that take place at library facilities. Regardless of the number of formats in which a program session is offered, each attendee should only be counted once. Each attendee should be counted in the format category in which they attended the program session. 

For in-person onsite programs that also have a virtual component, exclude virtual attendance; this should be counted under 766 - Live, Virtual Program Attendance.

763 - Number of Live, In-Person, Offsite Program Sessions.
An in-person offsite program session is any planned event that includes an in-person attendance option and takes place somewhere other than the library or the library grounds. Examples include, but are not limited to, facilitating a book club at a local nursing home, hosting a storytime at a local farmer’s market, or visiting a school to present about library services. Regardless of the number of formats in which a program session is offered, each program session should only be counted once and in one format category. Include in-person program sessions that also have a virtual attendance option and count them as a single program session.

764 - Live, In-Person, Offsite Program Attendance.
The count of in-person attendance at program sessions that take place somewhere other than the library. Regardless of the number of formats in which a program session is offered, each attendee should only be counted once. Each attendee should be counted in the format category in which they attended the program session. 

For in-person offsite programs that also have a virtual component, exclude virtual attendance; this should be counted under 766 - Live, Virtual Program Attendance. 


Live Virtual Programs / Attendance 

765 - Number of Live, Virtual Program Sessions.
A synchronous (live) virtual program session is any planned event that is streamed virtually and can be viewed live as it progresses (i.e., live-streaming). Regardless of the number of formats in which a program session is offered, each program session should only be counted once and in one format category. Include virtual program sessions that are also recorded. Include program sessions hosted on Facebook Premiere that are facilitated by a staff member. Count virtual program sessions at the administrative entity level; do not duplicate numbers at each branch. Exclude program sessions that also have an in-person component; these should be counted under Number of Live, In-Person, Onsite Program Sessions or Number of Live, In-Person, Offsite Program Sessions.

766 - Live, Virtual Program Attendance.
The count of live attendance at virtual program sessions. Regardless of the number of formats in which a program session is offered, each attendee or view should only be counted once. Each attendee should be counted in the format category in which they attended or viewed the program session. Count each participant device connected to a virtual program as a single attendee. For program sessions hosted on Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or similar platforms, count peak concurrent viewers. For those hosted on videoconferencing platforms, count the maximum number of non-staff participants during the session.

For virtual program sessions that are also recorded for later, on-demand, asynchronous viewing, exclude views that occur after the session has ended; these should be counted under 767 - Total Views of Record Program Presentations. For program sessions that also have an in-person component, exclude in-person attendance; this should be counted under 762 - Live, In-Person, Onsite Program Attendance or 764 - Live, In-Person, Offsite Program Attendance. 


Recorded Virtual Programs / Attendance

767 - Total Number of Recorded Program Presentations.
An asynchronous program presentation is any recording of program content that cannot be viewed live as it unfolds (i.e., on-demand streaming). Only include program presentations posted during the reporting period. Regardless of the number of platforms on which a presentation is posted, count each unique presentation only once. Include program sessions hosted on Facebook Premiere that are not facilitated by a staff member. Count asynchronous program presentations at the administrative entity level; do not duplicate numbers at each branch. Include recordings of synchronous program sessions that were available for asynchronous viewing after the session ended.

768 - Total Views of Recorded Program Presentations within 7 Days.
The count of views of asynchronous program presentations for a period of seven (7) days after the presentation was posted, even if that period extends beyond the survey reporting period (or fiscal year). For program presentations made available via Facebook, count unique 1-minute views of each video. For those made available via other platforms, count unique views of each video.

For program presentations that are recordings of live, virtual program sessions, exclude live attendance numbers here; these should be counted under 761 - Live, In-Person, Onsite Program Attendance; 763 - Live, In-Person, Offsite Program Attendance; or 765 - Live, Virtual Program Attendance.