This guide has been updated as of June 30, 2023, and has up-to-date information and FAQs about the 2023 report. Please use the menu on the left to navigate through the various sections of the report instructions.
An announcement with instructions for how to complete the 2023 report using our new platform will be emailed to all Oregon public library directors, or to staff who completed the 2022 report, by July 17, 2023.
A a complete set of these instructions is available as a PDF below, along with a PDF version of the report form to help with data gathering. You can also print any page of this guide using the Print Page link at the bottom of each page.
We have a couple of slight changes to questions in Part 3 - Revenue.
Question 305 - State Revenue has been split into two separate questions:
Parts A and B will then be auto-summed for the national Public Library Survey dataset into the existing question (this will not appear in the stats report form):
Additionally, Question 306 - LSTA Grant Revenue will be pre-filled by the State Library. This will include all LSTA-sourced funds your library received from a LSTA Competitive Grant or a Teen Internship Grant (or both, where applicable). Please report all other federally-sourced revenue in Question 308.
Fields with this symbol inform the minimum conditions review process. Please answer carefully and accurately!
In 2019, the Oregon legislature passed HB 2243 which:
The State Library of Oregon uses several data elements collected through the annual Oregon Public Library Statistical Report to help inform our review process of these minimum conditions, and these elements are identified throughout this guide with this blue exclamation point icon. For more information on Minimum Conditions for Public Libraries, please see our guide or contact Darci Hanning, Public Libraries Consultant, with questions.
The following questions have been removed from this year's Oregon Public Library Statistical Report. Since these questions only asked for Yes/No responses, they are no longer of value as most libraries have moved services past the pandemic stage.
CV01 - Closed Outlets Due to COVID-19.
CV02 - Public Services During COVID-19.
CV05 - Electronic Library Cards Issued During COVID-19.
CV06 - Reference Service During COVID-19.
CV07 - Curbside Service During COVID-19.
CV11 - External Wi-Fi Access During COVID-19.
CV12 - External Wi-Fi Access Increased During COVID-19.
CV13 - Staff Re-assigned During COVID-19.
CV14 - Number of Weeks Library Was Closed Due to COVID-19.
CV15 - Number of Weeks an Outlet Had Limited Occupancy Due to COVID-19.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) offers several data tools and products using the national Public Library Survey dataset:
We've recently redesigned our Oregon Public Library Snapshot. This data visualization is meant to allow libraries and communities to look up and download a PDF of a select set of their public library's statistics. The newly re-built Snapshot tool now includes data from 2010-2022, so you can also get a snapshot of your library for each year!
Click on this screenshot, choose a library and a year from the dropdown menus at the top, and have fun!