PLA extends deadline for 2008 PLDS questionnaire

Contact: Louisa Worthington
Manager of Communications, PLA
(312)280-5024

lworthington@ala.org

For Immediate Release,
April 22, 2008
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CHICAGO – The Public Library Administration (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is extending the deadline for public librarians to complete a questionnaire to provide essential information for the Public Library Data Service Statistical report.

The new deadline is April 30.

The Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report, a project of the PLA, is designed to provide public library administrators and others with timely and library-specific data that illuminates and supports a wide variety of management decisions. In addition, since its beginning in 1988, the PLDS reports have been used extensively by the press to understand the public library and its environment.

To complete the survey online, visit http://www.uiuc.edu/goto/PLDS. Respondents will need a PLDS ID number and username to access the survey. If you cannot locate a PLDS identification number and username, send an email to Virgil Varvel, (vvarvel@uiuc.edu) or Kathleen Hughes (khughes@ala.org).

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.