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New Mexico Public Library Annual Report

The New Mexico State Library (NMSL) participates in the national Public Library Survey (PLS) operated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and collected by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The data collected is used by local, state and federal agencies for planning, evaluating and budgeting. More information about the PLS can be found on the IMLS website.

New Mexico public libraries complete and submit the Public Library Survey (a.k.a. Annual Report) to the NMSL reflecting financial, service, and acquisitions data based on the state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Surveys run from July 1 through mid-August and cover the previous fiscal year's activities. The data is collected in compliance with the New Mexico Administrative Code 4.5.2 and New Mexico Administrative Code 4.5.8 which requires public & tribal libraries to submit on-time, a Public Library Survey (PLS) in order to participate in State Grants-In-Aid and State GO Bond allocations and other programs administered by the New Mexico State Library. Data from the survey is used to compile an annual report, which is used in awarding State Grants-In-Aid to public libraries.

Surveys are completed online using Baker & Taylor's Bibliostat Collect ( Bibliostat Collect allows the State Library and Federal government to track library use and spending. Username and Password is available from the State Library or from Bibliostat Collect Support, toll free 1-866-785-9935 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Note: Username & Password stay the same each year.

New Mexico Public Library Survey Information

FY17 Survey Opens July 1, 2017 and closes August 14, 2017

Questions? Contact State Data Coordinator, Carmelita Aragon, (505) 476-9740 / 1-800-340-3890 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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