Every year the State Library fields two statistical surveys:
Combo school/public libraries complete both surveys.
We encourage librarians, trustees, school administrators and other stakeholders to use the survey data for strategic planning and making informed decisions.
The State Library makes the data available for use by South Dakota public librarians and their stakeholders. Use statistics from "peer" libraries to demonstrate need, for resource allocation, and to show off(!).
If you want to know more or would like help accessing and analyzing your library's data, contact the SDSL Data Coordinator.
Here are a few tools to help you combine your library's financial and services statistics with information about patron expectations, community goals, and potential partnerships.