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Name: Rebecca
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Louisiana
Address: State Library of Louisiana
PO Box 131
City: Baton Rouge
State: LA
Zip Code: 70821
Phone: (225) 342-4923
Fax: (225) 219-4804
Appointment Date: 07/05/2005
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: John Bel Edwards
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:
      LA Library Network


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 4,601,893
Number of Public Libraries: 68
Total Circulation: 20,714,168
Circulation Per Capita: 4.68
Total Library Operating Income: $220,834,801
Total Expenditures: $182,879,639
Expenditures per capita:$9.55
State Support:$0
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 111,432


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2012
Governance Structure: Executive Branch, Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Library Legislation:
Louisiana Revised Statute 25
Library Standards:
Louisiana Library Association, Public Library Section. Standards for Louisiana Public Libraries 2010
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Louisiana Center for the Book [Temporarily suspended: Louisiana Voices (Louisiana materials recording program for Talking Books and Braille Library)]
Number of Service Outlets: One
Collections: Books and Serial Volumes--460,227 Audio Materials--11,016 Video Materials-- 16,300 Serial Subscriptions--265 Government Documents--90,987
Staff: 51
Income: $7,778,998
Expenditures: $7,601,709
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

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