Want to know more? Check out this video: Introduction to the SD Public Libraries Survey (6 min)
Access the Public Libraries Survey (PLS) at sd.countingopinions.com
The PLS opens February 1. A reminder announcement will be sent to library directors on opening day.
Directors should contact the State Library Data Coordinator to obtain the library's account credentials.
The online survey form includes links to supporting files and training videos.
Copies of your library's prior year surveys can be downloaded through the survey portal:
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 the good your library does for your community.
If you want to know more or you would like help accessing and analyzing your library's data, contact the SDSL Data Coordinator.
Annual reports for individual public libraries are available on request. Contact the State Library 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.