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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: Greg LucasGreg.Lucas@library.ca.gov
Title: Librarian
Organization: State of California
Address: PO Box 942837
City: Sacramento
State: CA
Zip Code: 94237
Phone:
Appointment Date: 4/24/2014
Committee Assignments: n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.library.ca.gov
Virtual Library: http://www.library.ca.gov
State Home Page: http://www.ca.gov/
Governor: Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Library Association: http://www.cla-net.org
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association: http://www.caltac.org
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: 2007 (FY 2004-05)
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/librarystats.html
Population: 36,144,000
Number of Public Libraries: 179
Total Circulation: 199,964,000
Circulation Per Capita: 5.4
Total Library Operating Income: $936,762,000
Total Expenditures: $1,015,629,000
Expenditures per capita: $27.61
State Support: $30,684,000
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 1,957,910

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: 2007 (FY 2005-06)
Governance Structure: Independent department reporting to the Governor. The state librarian is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the State Senate.
Library Legislation:
http://www.library.ca.gov/publications/laws.html
Library Standards:
None.
Allied and Other Special Operations:
California Research Bureau (CRB): Provides non-partisan public policy research for the Governor's Office, Cabinet Secretaries, and the Legislature.
Number of Service Outlets: 3
Collections: Book and serial volumes 877,460, Audio materials 847, Video materials 1,294, Current serial subscriptions 3,159, Government documents 4,520,614.
Staff: 185.3
Income: $63,741,000
Expenditures: $64,928,000
Employment Opportunities: http://www.library.ca.gov/jobs/index.cfm

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter:
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.library.ca.gov/grants/lsta/docs/STATE_P...
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

CRB Reports http://www.library.ca.gov/crb/CRBSearch.aspxLDS
Reports http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/lds.html
California Library Directory http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/librarydirectory.html
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