May 15, 2021

Iowa: New Report Provides Details on How State Aid Helped Iowa’s Public Libraries Improve Services During 2014

Iowa Library Services/State Library of Iowa recently published the FY2014 Enrich Iowa Report. We’ve linked to the full text (116 pages; PDF) below.

The report reveals how Direct State Aid funding helped local public libraries improve their services in FY14.  In addition, it illustrates that Iowa libraries are leaders in resource sharing.

A copy of the report was sent to members of the Iowa Legislature as well as the Governor Terry E. Branstad . Each Legislator also received additional data about the libraries in the areas they represent.

Here’s a copy of the letter (via the State Library of Iowa Web Site).

Members of the Iowa General Assembly,

Iowa Library Services complete report on the FY14 Enrich Iowa program of state funding for Iowa libraries is available by clicking on this link: http://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/e/enrich-ia/erfr/fy14ei/

Iowa libraries play key roles in workforce and economic development, lifelong learning and e-government activities.  Iowans use their libraries to find jobs, improve their work skills, do homework, access government information, and more.

The Enrich Iowa program supports Iowa libraries in these key roles. The program consists of three components:

  • Open Access enables Iowans from participating local libraries to check out materials at other libraries nearby and around the state.  Open Access provides Iowans with direct access to library materials throughout the state.
  • Interlibrary Loan Reimbursement provides Iowans with equal access to library resources by supporting interlibrary loan among all types of Iowa libraries.
  • Direct State Aid provides state funding to public libraries to improve library services and reduce inequities among libraries statewide.

The report reveals how Direct State Aid funding helped local public libraries improve their services in FY14.  In addition, it illustrates that Iowa libraries are leaders in resource sharing.

Iowa Library Services has prepared this customized section to update you how public libraries within your local legislative district beneffited [sic] from Direct State Aid funding in FY14.

Thank you for your continued support of these important library programs.

Direct to Full Text Report

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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