Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Seattle Public Library Honored As "All Star Library"

Star Library - Library Journal Index 2014
The Seattle Public Library recently sent out this information:
The Seattle Public Library has been awarded the top rating of five stars among large public libraries for a fifth consecutive year in the Library Journal's 2014 Index of Public Library Service.
"The people of Seattle clearly love their libraries and use them heavily,” said Seattle City Librarian Marcellus Turner. “We are constantly working to meet the needs and expectations of our users, whether it is offering homework help, assistance with income tax forms, or providing downloadable movies and music. Our staff's commitment to providing exceptional service is what makes us a five star Library system." 
Ratings for the Library Journal's Index of Public Library Service are determined by statistics for four key library services: in-person library visits, how many materials were checked out, program attendance and public Internet computer use.  
Out of the 7,586 libraries rated, only 258 libraries nationwide received ratings of three, four or five stars. In the top budget category, The Seattle Public Library was one of only five libraries in the U.S. to receive a five-star rating. The others included Multnomah County Library in Portland and three public libraries in Ohio. 
Library Journal is the library field’s leading professional publication. This year’s ratings were based on 2012 data that libraries reported to the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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