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NCompass Live: Turning Your Library Around – Recorded Online Session

When we started at the South Sioux City Public Library two years ago the library was having difficult times. Circulation and attendance numbers were down. The public’s opinion of the library was not positive. In two years’ time period we have seen an increase of circulation from 21000 items to over 40000 items. We have seen attendance numbers for youth climb from 2000 to 6000 and adult attendance has gone from 800 participants to over 3000 participants. This presentation will tell what we did to turn the program around. Presenters: David Mixdorf, Dan Nieman, Odessa Meyer, South Sioux City Public Library.

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South Sioux City Library Evaluation

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Library Commission Conducts LSTA Evaluation


Every five years the Nebraska Library Commission, along with the state library agencies in every other state, is required to conduct an evaluation of its implementation of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) “Grants to States” program. The LSTA Grants to States Program is a federal program that provides funding to each state based on a population-driven formula. Decisions regarding how these funds are spent are made at the state level; however, expenditures must be consistent with the purposes and priorities that are established nationally.

As part of our evaluation, we will be asking those we serve to answer a short survey designed to gather information about the impact that our LSTA-funded programs and services have had on individuals and libraries in Nebraska. Please watch for the release of this survey and take a few minutes to help us with this important evaluation.

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