Deadline to participate in the PLDS Statistical Report Survey extended to April 30

For Immediate Release
Fri, 03/27/2015


Kara O'Keefe

Manager, Membership Marketing


CHICAGO — There is still time to be a part of the Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report, an annual publication from the Public Library Association (PLA). The extended deadline to submit library information is April 30, 2015.

The survey collects information from public libraries on finances, resources, service usage and technology. A summary of the survey data is published annually in the PLDS Statistical Report.

All public libraries in the U.S. and Canada are invited to participate by visiting the PLDS survey website and using their individual PLDS ID number and password. Libraries that have not received a PLDS ID and password can register online.

The value of the survey data is enhanced by the participation of all libraries. Participants will have special access to the summary reports and discounts on access to the complete reports, later in the year. This year’s survey includes a special section related to the work being done by the Performance Measures Task Force (PMTF).

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext.5PLA, or