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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: Julie Walkerjwalker@georgialibraries.org
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Georgia
Address: Georgia Public Library Service
1800 Century Pl NE Ste 150
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip Code: 30345
Phone: (404) 406-4519
Appointment Date: 7/1/2014
Committee Assignments: n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.georgialibraries.org
Virtual Library: http://www.galileo.usg.edu
State Home Page: http://www.georgialibraries.org
Governor: Governor Nathan Deal
Library Association: http://www.library.gsu.edu/gla/
Friends of the Library Association: < http://www.georgia-friends.org/...
Trustee Association: http://www.library.gsu.edu/gla/divisions/
Other State Library Links:
           http://gapines.org/opac/en-US/skin/default/xml/index.xml
           http://www.open-ils.org/
      (All things Evergreen)

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:
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      n/a
Population: 9.87 Million
Number of Public Libraries: 61 library systems
Total Circulation: 36,229,498
Circulation Per Capita: 4.64
Total Library Operating Income: 155,817,542.00
Total Expenditures: 144,996,526.00
Expenditures per capita:18.57
State Support:28,282,519.00
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 16.197

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:
Governance Structure: Georgia Public Library Service is a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, located in the Executive Branch.The State Librarian is responsible to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents.
Library Legislation:
20-2-305, 20-5-1 to 20-5-65 http://www.ganet.org/services/ocode/ocgsearch.htm
Library Standards:
n/a
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Georgia Library of Accessible Services (GLASS) the regional library for the blind and physically handicapped.
Number of Service Outlets: 2
Collections: Book & Serial - 27,214 Audio - 31 Video - 351 Serial Subscriptions - 150 Gov Docs - 0
Staff: 45.5 FTE Authorized 38 FTE Filled (9-6-07)
Income: 37,759,198.00
Expenditures: 36,921,081.00
Employment Opportunities: http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/jobs.html

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter: Georgia Public Library Service News -- http://www.georgialibraries.org/gpls/gpls.html
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.georgialibraries.org/lib/lsta.html
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia http://www.usg.edu
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