2023 Public Library Technology Survey: One Month Left to Participate! | Compendium

Attention libraries!  Please take time to complete the 2023 Public Library Technology Survey.  So far there has been an 8.8% response for Pennsylania.  Your participation is needed for this to be most useful and effective.

Read below and take action to complete the survey soon.

There is still time to participate in the 2023 Public Library Technology Survey by December 16th! The survey gathers powerful and actionable data to inform elected officials, the media, and other stakeholders about the valuable services libraries provide. Your input is critical at this time as more than $1.4 billion in federal funding will be distributed to support digital equity work in 2024.

The survey is easy to complete, with five sections containing mostly multiple choice and check-all-that-apply questions. It should only take about 30 minutes and it doesn’t require any annual output data. The unique, nationwide results will support planning and advocacy at the local, regional, and national level. Your participation helps PLA provide data for libraries to understand how they compare to their peers, and for funders, media, and stakeholders to see the scope of valuable services libraries provide to their communities.

The survey is open through December 16, 2023. Login to your library’s free Benchmark account at https://librarybenchmark.org. Your login ID is your library’s FSCSkey. One person should plan to submit on behalf of your library. Questions about the survey or gaining access to your Benchmark account should be directed to plabenchmark@ala.org.

More information about the survey is available from https://www.ala.org/pla/data/plasurveys. Thank you in advance for contributing to this important work!

This information was originally shared:  PLA 2023 Technology Survey | Compendium (ocl-pa.org)