January 22, 2022

IMLS Releases “Report on Condition of State Library Administrative Agencies”

From the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS):

2016-11-02_22-58-28The Institute of Museum and Library Services issued the State Library Administrative Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2014 report, which provides a view of the condition of state library administrative agencies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

State libraries administer federal funds through the IMLS Grants to States program and play a crucial role in helping libraries within their state meet the demand for content and services by establishing statewide plans for library services, investing in technology and content, and providing support for local programming.

While the state libraries continued to offer a wide array of library services in 2014, the study results showed a multi-year pattern of decreases in revenues, expenditures, and staffing that coincided with the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The revenue from federal, state, and other sources to state library agencies totaled $1.1 billion in FY 2014, a 17 percent decrease in revenue from FY 2004.


Source: State Library Administrative Agencies Survey: Fiscal Year 2014


The survey is a product of a cooperative effort among the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) and IMLS.

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