Local library system earns Star Library status
The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) recently named 12 public library systems as Star Libraries based on their statistics for fiscal year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019). The library systems are separated into four categories by expenditures that they report on the annual Public Library Survey, required by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. MLC then compares libraries’ per capita rates in these four areas:
Mississippi Measures – this is a combination of interlibrary loan use, statewide database use, number of registered users, and items withdrawn.
Circulation per capita
Total program attendance per capita
Public internet terminal uses per capita
Star Library status is decided by recognizing the three highest scoring libraries in each of the four expenditure categories.
Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library was one of the three libraries in the $600,000 – $999,999 expenditure category awarded Star Library status for their FY19 statistics.
Star Library status has been awarded to Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library in the $600,000 – $999,999 expenditure category for their FY19 statistics:
The winning libraries received a certificate and a digital Star Library badge to feature on their website. For further information on Mississippi’s Star Library Star program, contact Lacy Ellinwood, MLC Library Development Director, at email@example.com.