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Chief Officers of State Library Agencies

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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: Barbara ReadingBarbara.reading@sos.mo.gov
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Missouri
Address: Missouri State Library
PO Box 387
City: Jefferson City
State: MO
Zip Code: 65102
Phone: (573) 526-4783
Appointment Date: 07/08/2013
Committee Assignments: n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.sos.mo.gov/library
Virtual Library: http://www.missouridigitalheritage.com
State Home Page: http://www.missouri.gov
Governor: Eric Greitens
Library Association: http://molib.org
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association: http://molib.org
Other State Library Links:
      Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library --      http://www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner
     

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: FY2010
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/development/statisti...
Population: 5,988,927
Number of Public Libraries: 150
Total Circulation: 5.41 million
Circulation Per Capita: 10.6
Total Library Operating Income: 219,187,709
Total Expenditures: 201,879,716
Expenditures per capita:39.39
State Support:6,713,251
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 343,000

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: Missouri Secretary of State's Office
Library Legislation:
Missouri Revised Statutes
Library Standards:
Missouri Public Library Standards: An Implementation Plan -- http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/libstan.pdf
Allied and Other Special Operations:
None
Number of Service Outlets: 1
Collections: BOOK AND SERIAL VOLUMES 76,031 AUDIO MATERIALS 5 VIDEO MATERIALS 184 SERIAL SUBSCRIPTIONS 476 GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS 159,583
Staff: 55
Income:
Expenditures:
Employment Opportunities: http://www.sos.mo.gov/jobs.asp

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter: http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/pubs.asp
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/lsta_03-08.pdf
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/pubs.asp
http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/charting2.pdf
http://www.sos.mo.gov/library/libdir.asp
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