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Name: Sharon
Title: Interim Assistant Commissioner/Director of Development and Innovation
Organization: State of Colorado
Address: Colorado State Library
201 E Colfax Ave Rm 309
City: Denver
State: CO
Zip Code: 80203
Phone: (303) 866-6730 n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: John Hickenlooper
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: N/A
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2010
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 5,188,000
Number of Public Libraries: 116
Total Circulation: 66,038,086
Circulation Per Capita: 19.1
Total Library Operating Income: $263,973,828
Total Expenditures: $243,941,228
Expenditures per capita:$47.02
State Support:$2,000,000
Total Construction Funding:N/A
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 738,008


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: The Colorado State Library is one of several major divisions within the Colorado Department of Education which is itself governed by a 7-member elected State Board of Education. The Commissioner of Education is appointed by the Board.
Library Legislation:
Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-90-101 to 606
Library Standards: for 2005 public libraries. for 2002 school standards.
Allied and Other Special Operations:
The State Publications Library catalogs and disseminates publications by state agencies to depository libraries. Archives and public records are the responsibility of other state agencies not affilitated with the dept of Education.
Number of Service Outlets: State Publications Library and Colorado Talking Book Library.
Collections: State Publications Library - 20,000 titles
Staff: 45
Income: $6,300,000
Expenditures: $6,300,000
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
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