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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: Cindy Adencindy.aden@sos.wa.gov
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Washington
Address: Washington State Library
Office of the Secretary of State
PO Box 42460
City: Tumwater
State: WA
Zip Code: 98504
Phone: (360) 704-5200 n/a

STATE LINKS

Library Agency Homepage: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library
Virtual Library:
State Home Page: http://access.wa.gov
Governor: Jay Inslee (1/16/13)
Library Association: http://www.wla.org
Friends of the Library Association: < http://wslfriends.org/...
Trustee Association: http://wlffta.wla.org/
Other State Library Links:
      Agency website (Office of the Secretary of State):      http://www.sos.wa.gov
     

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: 2012
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
      http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/LibDev/pub...
Population: 6,767,900
Number of Public Libraries: 62
Total Circulation: 85,794,833
Circulation Per Capita: 12.68
Total Library Operating Income: $380,043,324
Total Expenditures: 341,495,583
Expenditures per capita:$50.46
State Support:$370,424
Total Construction Funding:
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 103,024

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: 2012
Governance Structure: As of July 1, 2002, the Washington State Library is a division within the Office of the Secretary of State.
Library Legislation:
Chapter 27 Revised Code of Washington
Library Standards:
none
Allied and Other Special Operations:
The State Archives of Washington which includes Records Management is a parallel division of the Washington Office of the Secretary of State.
Number of Service Outlets: 16
Collections: 2,020,779
Staff: 67.13 FTEs
Income: $9,644,286
Expenditures: ?
Employment Opportunities: http://www.sos.wa.gov/office/employment.aspx

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter:
LSTA Five Year Plan: http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/library/libraries/de...
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

LSTA Five-Year Evaluation: http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/library/libraries/dev/WA_LSTA_Evaluation_Report_final_03_26_2012.pdf
Statewide Vision http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/dev/Statewide_Vision_final_June_14_2007.pdf
Link to Public Library Survey Data: http://www.sos.wa.gov/_assets/library/libraries/libDev/2011stats.pdf
Legislative District Fact Sheets: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/projects/factsheets/
Congressional District Fact Sheets: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/libDev/publications.aspx
#congressional target=blank>http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/libDev/publications.aspx#congressional
Online Directory of Libraries in Washington State http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/search/
Other Publications http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/libDev/publications.aspx
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