[PL-Directors] 2020 Public Library Statistical Report - Final update

FUQUA Ross * SLO Ross.FUQUA at slo.oregon.gov
Tue Nov 3 09:17:46 PST 2020

Hello once again Oregon public library directors!

I’d like to send out a quick but HEARTY thanks to everyone who has submitted your statistical report (a full list to date is below my signature). I am plowing through each report individually and will follow up with you if I have any questions. I’ll also be doing some additional review in December – once all reports have been submitted – that will help me catch any other potential discrepancies. If you don’t hear from me, that’s great! 😊 For those of you who have asked for extensions, good luck. And for the rest of you…. Please try to complete your reports in the next couple of weeks!

One important thing I’d like to convey: I know that each and every one of you (and your staff, for those of you with other staff) have done an EXCEPTIONAL JOB (yes, I’m shouting here!) these past several months trying to serve your communities safely. I know that many of you have been bending over backwards to offer curbside pickup, virtual reference services, virtual story times and other programs – and I know that more than a few of you have been trying to do these things DESPITE furloughs at your library, historic and devastating wildfires, all the while shouldering ever-present concerns for the health of your friends and families.

I have heard from a number of you that you are disappointed (dare I say, upset?) that we’ve asked you not to include things in your statistical report like some of these examples:

  *   Curbside pickups as a form of library visits
  *   Asynchronous views of recorded programs as a form of attendance
  *   Curbside and/or virtual reference services as “open hours” during a building closure

Believe me, I fully understand the desire to have the labor, creativity, and sacrifices of you and your library’s staff acknowledged and represented in some meaningful (and quantifiable) way. However, the reason for our approach is so we can have the most accurate picture (both at the state and national levels) of the (albeit mostly negative) impact of the pandemic within the existing context of public library data. That said, please continue tracking local activities in ways that are meaningful to you, and please continue sharing your thoughts and concerns with me. As this pandemic situation drags on, I am looking forward to collecting more meaningful measures in the future that will illustrate a deeper portrait of how Oregon public libraries have creatively pivoted services, programs, and resources during these adverse times.

Be well and stay safe!
With gratitude,

Ross Fuqua, MA, MLIS
Data & Federal Programs Consultant
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Libraries that have submitted 2020 Oregon Public Library Statistical Reports as of 11/3/2020:
Adams Public Library
Agness Community Library District
Aloha Community Library
Amity Public Library
Arlington Public Library
Astoria Public Library
Athena Public Library
Baker County Library District
Bandon Public Library
Banks Public Library
Beaverton City Library
Brownsville Community Library
C. Giles Hunt Memorial Library
Canby Public Library
Cedar Mill Community Library
Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service
Clatskanie Library District
Coos Bay Public Library
Coos County Library Service District
Cornelius Public Library
Cottage Grove Public Library
Crook County Library
Curry Public Library District
Dallas Public Library
Deschutes Public Library District
Dora Public Library
Driftwood Public Library
Dufur School/Community Library
Echo Public Library
Elgin Public Library
Emma Humphrey Library
Enterprise City Library
Estacada Public Library
Eugene Public Library
Fern Ridge Library District
Flora M. Laird Memorial Library
Forest Grove City Library
Fossil Public Library
Garden Home Community Library
Gilliam County Library
Grant County Library
Halsey City Library
Happy Valley Public Library
Harney County Library
Harrisburg Public Library
Hazel M. Lewis Library
Helix Public Library
Hillsboro Public Library
Independence Public Library
Ione Library District
Jackson County Library Services
Jefferson County Library District
Jefferson Public Library
Joseph City Library
Josephine Community Library District
Klamath County Library Service District
La Grande Public Library
Lake Oswego Public Library
Lakeside Public Library
Langlois Library District
Lebanon Public Library
Ledding Library
Lincoln County Library District
Lower Umpqua Library District
Lyons Public Library
Mary Gilkey Public Library
McMinnville Public Library
Milton-Freewater Public Library
Molalla Public Library
Monmouth Public Library
Mt. Angel Public Library
Multnomah County Library
Newberg Public Library
Newport Public Library
North Bend Public Library
North Douglas Library District
North Plains Public Library
North Powder City Library
Nyssa Public Library
Oakland City Library
Oakridge Public Library
Ontario Library District
Oregon City Public Library
Oregon Trail Library District
Pendleton Public Library
Pilot Rock Public Library
Port Orford Public Library
Rainier City Library
Roseburg Public Library
Salem Public Library
Sandy Public Library
Scappoose Public Library
Scio Public Library
Seaside Public Library
Sheridan Public Library
Sherman County Public/School Library
Sherwood Public Library
Siletz Public Library
Silver Falls Library District
Siuslaw Public Library District
Southern Wasco County Library
Springfield Public Library
St. Helens Public Library
Stayton Public Library
Sweet Home Public Library
The Dalles-Wasco County Library
Tigard Public Library
Tillamook County Library
Toledo Public Library
Tualatin Public Library
Ukiah Public Library
Umatilla County Special Library District
Umatilla Public Library
Union Carnegie Public Library
Vernonia Public Library
Waldport Public Library
Wallowa Public Library
Warrenton Community Library
Wasco County Library Service District
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
West Linn Public Library
West Slope Community Library
Weston Public Library
Willamina Public Library
Wilsonville Public Library
Woodburn Public Library
Yoncalla Public Library

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