Greetings! The 2012 Public Library Annual Report form is now available for data entry. Please click HERE to start entering data. If you need your unique log in and password, please contact Mollie Stanford at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions at all or would like to schedule a site visit, please feel free to contact Mollie or the SELCO Help Desk. Thanks!
Important update on the submission of the 2012 public library annual report from State Librarian, Nancy Walton.
We appreciate your patience as we migrate to the LibPAS software platform for submitting public library annual statistics.
Minnesota Statutes 134.13 states that the annual report data is due “no later than April 1 of each year.” In order to meet this statutory requirement, please enter the data for your library by or on April 1st.
if you have any questions or problems while doing data entry, please contact Bruce Pomerantz, 651-582-8890. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to attend the LibPAS introductory webinars and/or individual training sessions offered by Bruce. Thank you to the 75 of you who have done so.
Some of your library boards may not meet by April 1 to review and approve the data, and to have your board chair sign the approval form. To accommodate this, the “Authorization of 2012 Public Library Annual Report Submission” forms may be sent after your board meeting.
Upon receipt of any signed authorization form, an acceptance letter will be sent by State Library Services as acknowledgement for meeting this statutory requirement.
As in past years, if you need to make corrections after you have submitted your report, please let Bruce know so he can arrange with you to update the report to reflect the more accurate information.
If you have questions or concerns, please let Bruce or me know. Thanks!
Division of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113
Welcome to the new and improved Library Annual Reports page of the SELCO & SELS website! We've put all the information you'll need as a public library or school library media center to complete the required annual public library report and the optional school library media center report. You'll note on the page there are separate tabs for each type of report. We'll continue to add additional information to this page as necessary. If there is something you'd like to see included on this page, please feel free to let us know. You can email me at email@example.com or Mollie Pherson, Regional Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, Public Library Directors are required to fill out the Minnesota Public Library Annual Report. The documents below serve as helpful resources for filing reports and preparing for next year's reports.
The 2012 Public Library Annual Report is now available. To start filling out the report, please click here. If you have questions when filling out the Public Library Annual Report, please contact Mollie Stanford at email@example.com. The final submission date is April 1, 2013, as scheduled by law.
To access previous Public Library Annual Report for data comparison, please click here.
- Instructions for New Filers
- Instructions for Previous Filers
- Single Outlet Definitions
- Single Outlet Worksheet
- Multiple Outlet Definitions
- Multiple Outlet Library Administration Worksheet
- Multiple Outlet Library Outlets Worksheet
- 2012 Trustee Submission Form
- 2012 Customer Survey
- 2013 Sampling Dates
- 2012 Operating Revenue Line Items
- Broadband Speed Testing
- Counting Opinions Data Entry Guide
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) State Library Services division began collecting Minnesota public school library program and services statistics and financial data in the 2007 - 2008 school year. The data is one of several tools to assess a school library's strengths and weaknesses. School library staff and school and district staff can visit the Counting Opinions Website (link is below) to develop charts and tables comparing school library program services and finances with comparable Minnesota school libraries. This service is funded annually through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) program.
School library data are collected on the following schedule:
- School library staff submit service and program information between April 15 and June 30 for the concluding school year.
- Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment school-wide reading percentages for Meets Expectations and Exceeds Expectations become available in September for the previous school year.
- Expenditures information for the school year for individual schools become available in March of the following calendar year.
- Submit and view data using the Counting Opinions Website
- Site requires a username and password