[Libs-Or] Announcing the New Public Library Standards

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Thu Nov 15 11:44:39 PST 2018

Thanks to everyone who worked on this project for your time and dedication.


Jen Maurer, MLS
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From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Jerianne Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:50 AM
To: libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [Libs-Or] Announcing the New Public Library Standards

The Public Library Division board is pleased to announce the 2018 revision of the Standards for Oregon Public Libraries was approved by the PLD membership. The new Standards are available here: https://www.olaweb.org/pld-standards.

This represents a major revision of the Standards. The Standards are regularly reviewed by a committee of library professionals from small, medium, and large public libraries. PLD welcomes your comments and feedback about the Standards, which will be considered in the next revision.

An overview of the changes:
* The Standards now lay out 11 minimum requirements for an Oregon public library. The goal is to provide a consistent level of service to fulfill at least the basic role of a public library.

* The Standards now include indicators and attributes, to help libraries know when they have met a standard. Because of this, some items which were previously listed as standards are now indicators or attributes, and some new standards were added.

* A new appendix provides a glossary as well as resources.

Thanks to all of you who helped make this revision possible:
Maureen Cole
Karen Muller
Ted Smith
Margaret Alexander
Kevin Barclay
Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney
MaryKay Dahlgreen
Emily David
Adrienne Doman-Calkins
Todd Dunkelberg
John Goodyear
Darci Hanning
Denise Holmes
Kate Lasky
Paul Lightcap
Buzzy Nielsen
Pam North
Hillary Ostlund
Sami Pierson
Perry Stokes
Lorie Vik
Gayle Waiss
Greg Williams
Janelle Youngblood

Are you interested in being part of the next review? PLD welcomes volunteers from public libraries of all sizes to serve on the Standards Committee. Email us at pld at olaweb.org<mailto:pld at olaweb.org>.

Jerianne Thompson, PLD Chair
Library Director, Tualatin Public Library
18878 SW Martinazzi Ave. Tualatin OR 97062
503.691.3063 | www.tualatinoregon.gov/library<http://www.tualatinoregon.gov/library>

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