State Library Administrative Agency Trends — IMLS report available!
The latest results from the IMLS’s biennial State Library Administrative Agencies (SLAA) Survey are available in the 2018 SLAA report. This report categorizes the SLAAs by administrative structure and highlights trends in SLAA revenues, expenditures, staffing, and services from FY 2006 through FY 2018. The findings show that despite decreases in revenue and staffing, SLAAs have continued to provide valuable services and support for libraries in their states; in FY 2018, 71% of SLAAs provided literacy support, 96% offered consulting services, and 82% led statewide reading programs—up from 69% in FY 2014! QualityMetrics has enjoyed helping SLAAs with assessment and planning in the past, and we look forward to working with many more in the future! We are proud of continuing to review IMLS publication through our work at the Library Statistics Working Group (LSWG)!