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Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

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For the latest verified and comparative data on public libraries and the state library agency, please consult the Institute for Museum and Library Services website for data products and publications at: http://www.imls.gov/research/

CHIEF OFFICER

Name: Carolyn Ashcraftcarolyn@library.arkansas.gov
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Arkansas
Address: Arkansas State Library
900 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 100
City: Little Rock
State: AR
Zip Code: 72201
Phone: (501) 682-1526
Fax: (501) 682-1899
Appointment Date: 11/01/2005
Committee Assignments: n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.library.arkansas.gov
Virtual Library:
State Home Page: http://www.arkansas.gov
Governor: Asa Hutchinson
Library Association: http://www.arlib.org
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
     

STATEWIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY STATISTICS

Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/public-libraries-survey

Year the data below was released: 2008
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
     
Population: 2,752,629
Number of Public Libraries: 231
Total Circulation: 12,592,707
Circulation Per Capita: 4.69
Total Library Operating Income: 57,899,285
Total Expenditures:
Expenditures per capita:15.50
State Support:4,095,111
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries:

STATE LIBRARY AGENCY

Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage: https://www.imls.gov/research-evaluation/data-collection/state-library-administrative-agency-survey

Year the data below was released: 2009
Governance Structure: The STATE LIBRARY is organized with a seven-member board appointed by the Governor, an Agency Director who serves as State Librarian and Executive Secretary to the board, and three operational program areas: administration, information resources, and library services and development.
Library Legislation:
Enabling Laws Act 244 of 2010 A.C.A. ยง13-2-203 et seq. http://www.library.arkansas.gov/PublicLibraryServi...
Library Standards:

Allied and Other Special Operations:

Number of Service Outlets:
Collections:
Staff:
Income: 12,461,377
Expenditures:
Employment Opportunities:

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter: http://www.library.arkansas.gov/PublicLibraryServi...
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.library.arkansas.gov/servicesFor/Docume...
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

http://www.library.arkansas.gov/PublicLibraryServices/Documents/recession.pdf
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