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Name: Colleen
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Utah
Address: Utah State Library
250 N 1950 W Ste A
City: Salt Lake City
State: UT
Zip Code: 84116
Phone: (801) 715-6770 n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Gary R. Herbert
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: n/a
Trustee Association: n/a
Other State Library Links:
      Utah Academic Libary Consortium:
      Children's Literature Association of Utah:
      Utah Education Network:
      PIONEER Library Gateway:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: FY2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 2,233,169
Number of Public Libraries: 56
Total Circulation: 22,200,228
Circulation Per Capita: 10.0
Total Library Operating Income: $61,263,695
Total Expenditures: $61,263,695
Expenditures per capita:$24.31
State Support:$1,011,691
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 18,266


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: The Utah State Library is a Division of the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts. The director of the Division is apointed by the Executive Director of the Department with the concurrence of the board. The board is composed of nine members, of whom four represent the following agencies: the State Office of Education; the Board of Control of the State Law Library; the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel; and the Utah Sustem of Higher Education. Of the five remaining members, two must be appointed from rural areas. The board's authority is essentially confined to planning and policy. Fiscal and admininstrative authority is controlled by the Department of Heritage and Arts
Library Legislation:
Library Standards:
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Number of Service Outlets: one
Collections: 50,935 Books and Serials
Staff: 66
Income: $6,541,884
Expenditures: $6,541,884
Employment Opportunities: n/a


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

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