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2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey 

October 31, 2022
2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey 
Text in purple reads: The 2022 PLA Annual Survey. Public Library Services for Strong Communities. PLA logo. Benchmark logo.

Every U.S. public library is invited to participate in the 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey.

The Public Library Association has opened its annual survey and seeks responses to the 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey.

PLA LogoEvery U.S. public library (including all tribal libraries) is invited to participate in the survey.

This unique national survey focuses on current and emerging programs, services, partnerships, and facilities in public libraries and how these meet community needs and foster resilience. The survey is open now through December 10, 2022, and all survey participants are entered into a drawing to win PLA 2024 Conference registration.

Reasons why your library should complete the survey:

  • Library leaders need up-to-date and accurate information about the broad range of services libraries provide and the role they play in meeting community needs. PLA will share the results in a freely and publicly accessible report.
  •  Contribute to powerful, actionable, and inspirational results for library staff across the country that can help to answer pressing questions such as:
    • What are current and emerging types of programs, services, and facilities in public libraries?
    •  How do these services meet community needs and foster resilience?
    • What types of partnerships do libraries have and how do they support our communities?
    • What challenges do libraries face in expanding programs and services?
  •  The results will provide nationally representative data to inform and engage elected officials, the media, and funders to increase awareness of and support for libraries and library workers.
  • Your participation helps PLA create tools, resources, and professional development opportunities that are more useful for you in building and advancing services at your library.
  • The 2022 survey data will create a baseline. When this survey is next administered in 2025, we will be able to see how the field has evolved. We will be able to track and share these trends with the profession.

To access the survey, please go to https://librarybenchmark.org/. Login to your library’s Benchmark account, click on “Surveys” and you will see this survey listed under “Open Surveys.” If you need to reset your password, use the “forgot your password?” link on the login page, or email plabenchmark@ala.org for assistance.

All libraries have free access to Benchmark to complete open surveys, view past survey responses and key metrics, and update contact details. Please submit your library’s responses by December 10, 2022.

Date / Time
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 09:00
Library Type
Public
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