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PL2030 Background and Assessment

PL2030 video linkThe PL2030 Committee members provide a summary of detailed research and data analysis about population, workforce, library service and funding trends over time. The Committee introduces a self-assessment for public libraries that that aims to help identify areas for additional support by ILF so that public libraries may thrive in the future. 


Financial Data
Understanding dependence upon Local Income Tax
Local Income Tax Explained with Histogram of Libraries and Map of LIT dependence (2018 data)

Percentage of Total Library Revenues from Local Income Tax

Recording of LIT training slides , and  Q&A  (2019)
Reach out for help understanding or calculating debt or  property cap losses

Cash as a percentage of budget  - 2018 data pulled for 2019 Fall Forum - Note that this is pulled from a publicly available report on Gateway, based on uncertified numbers. The cash-to-budget calculation as required for SEA410 is a DIFFERENT calculation based on certified numbers found in the Annual Financial Report and the Budget Order. (See   Understanding SEA410 .)

Library Service Level Statistics
Attendance, Visits, Circulation per capita

Data Sources
Indiana State Library Public Library Statistics
Indiana Department of Government Finance  
Indiana State Board of Accounts
U.S. Census
Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University

Date originally offered: 2020.04.20

Upon completion of the online training session, complete the evaluation with link to LEU.

Indiana Library Federation (ILF) offers  professional development options for staff and volunteers in the Indiana library community. Sessions are usually offered live: see calendar. Session length varies with content and level of interactive discussion, which is usually not recorded. When marked with ILF members only, personal members may use login and password. Staff of institutional members may contact the office for access when noted. Library staff are responsible for requesting and keeping records of LEUs/TLEUs/PGPs. ILF seeks to increase the knowledge, skills, and confidence of online learning participants toward its strategic goals for exceptional staff. 

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