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Name: Nancy
Title: Director
Organization: State of Alabama
Address: Alabama Public Library Service
6030 Monticello Dr
City: Montgomery
State: AL
Zip Code: 36130
Appointment Date: 9/2/2014
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Kay Ivey
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
      Alabama Health Libraries Association
      Alabama Library Association
      Law Library Association of Alabama


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 4,486,508
Number of Public Libraries: 206
Total Circulation: 18,242,382
Circulation Per Capita: 4.06
Total Library Operating Income: $77,113,834
Total Expenditures: $75,991,567
Expenditures per capita:$16.93
State Support:$3,877,632
Total Construction Funding:$1,000,000
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 55,587


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: Seven member board of trustees appointed by the governor representing each Congressional District in the state.
Library Legislation:
Code of Alabama Chapter 90 Sec.11-90-1 thru 11-90-4 1975 Chapter 8 Sec. 41-8-1 thru 41-8-25 Chapter 57 Sec. 11-57-1 thru 11-57-26 Chapter 12 Sec. 36-12-40
Library Standards:
1. Legally established by Alabama Code 2. Board meetings minimum 4 times per year 3. Written Board and Library Policies 4. 5 year plan 5. Minimum hours of operation 6. Basic Collection (1 volume per capita)
Allied and Other Special Operations:

Number of Service Outlets: one
Collections: Book & Serial volumes 138,010 Talking Books 339,046 Video Materials 5,517 Serial Subscriptions 555 current, 628 dead, 1,183 total Government Documents 2,729
Staff: 31 fulltime staff
Income: $11,609,885
Expenditures: $11,609,885
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
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