Alabama public library survey
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From: Network of Alabama Academic Libraries Discussion List
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Subject: APLS Survey
Please share your views on public libraries by completing the online
survey referenced below. Your participation will be very helpful to
APLS and public libraries in Alabama.
Thank you very much for assisting with this study.
Alabama Public Library Service
To: Alabama college librarians
Date: September 29, 2006
Subject: The future of Alabama public libraries
The following is a press release from the Alabama Public Library Service
(APLS). The link to the press release on the agency's web site is:
Press Contact: Julie Hare, jhare@..., (800) 723-8459,
For release: September 30, 2006
Alabama Citizens Asked to Share Library Views
Alabama citizens are being asked to share their views on public
libraries during an October online statewide survey. Their opinions will
help shape the future of the state's public libraries, said Alabama
Public Library Service Director Rebecca Mitchell.
The library survey begins October 1 and can be taken at any computer
with Internet access. Citizens can submit the survey from their home,
office or local public library. The online survey will be available
through October 31. To access the survey online, visit
http://webapp.slis.ua.edu/goals07 and follow the directions.
Mitchell urged citizens to take the survey. "We need input from the
public to evaluate current services and to ensure libraries remain a
vital part of the community in the future," she said. APLS will use the
information to develop a five-year plan for the state's public libraries
Those who are unable to access the survey online can obtain a printed
copy from their library and mail it to the School of Library and
Information Studies, University of Alabama, Box 870252, Tuscaloosa, AL
35487-0252, ATTN: STATE PLAN.
The library wish-list of some citizens was heard at eight meetings held
in the summer at locations throughout Alabama. The survey will allow
anyone who did not attend a meeting to be heard.
The 2002-2007 plan identified priorities for the state's public
libraries, including reading programs for children and young adults,
services for the underserved and for people with special needs.