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Name: Randy
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Michigan
Address: Michigan Library and Historical Center
PO Box 30007
City: Lansing
State: MI
Zip Code: 48909
Phone: (517) 373-5860
Appointment Date: 5/1/2014
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Rick Synder
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
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:,1607,7-140-54504_549...
Population: 9,938,444
Number of Public Libraries: 383
Total Circulation: 85,157,307
Circulation Per Capita: 8.6
Total Library Operating Income: $439,624,445
Total Expenditures: $399,948,636
Expenditures per capita:$40.29
State Support:$6,000,000
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 3,349,469


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2010
Governance Structure: Executive Branch, part of larger agency (Department of Education)
Library Legislation:
URL for Library Laws Handbook,1607,7-140-54504_186...
Library Standards:
State Aid Guidelines - prescribes a set of minimum requirements for eligibility for the receipt of state aid funds QSAC - Quality Services Audit Checklist, certification based on achievement of a set of library standards Distribution of penal fines to public libraries requires libraries to be open a minimum number of hours to be eligible for penal fine funds.
Allied and Other Special Operations:

Number of Service Outlets: 1
Collections: books and serials: 2,409,351 audio materials: 1,812 video materials: 3,114 current serial subscriptions: 4,766 government documents: 993,287
Staff: 36
Income: $15,810,803
Expenditures: $18,058,463
Employment Opportunities:


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

URL for Library of Michigan annual reports,1607,7-140-54504_19270_19411---,00.html
URL for Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest
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