The Annual Report is a yearly report that public libraries in New York State are required to complete. It is split up into 14 parts. As you move through the annual report, please click on the appropriate tab at the top of this guide for resources and help. Resources will often include actual answers to some of your questions.
Bibliostat CollectConnect is the 'portal' that you enter your annual report information into. The Division of Library Development typically unlocks this around the middle of January. I will send out an email notifying libraries when it is officially open for data entry.
Annual Report information is due in Bibliostat CollectConnect by Tuesday, February 15th at 8am. It is important that you review and check the information, comparing to last year's report if needed. When you are done, email your consultant. We will do a minor review and contact you with any questions before submitting to the state.
Updates to come soon for:
2/11/22: Revised Part 3 Instructions. DLD finally provided instructions for part 3 and fixed random Edit Check glitches.
2/3/22: New Open Labs, Extended Deadline. Two new open labs have been added for February 10th. The new deadline is now Tuesday, February 22nd.
1/27/22: Part 3, Programming Questions is an email I've sent that has plenty of further detail about DLD's programming section. This includes information on Asyncrhonous programming and the new Children's age brackets.
1/25/22: Bibliostat is open! An email went out that Bibliostat is open and ready for data input. Additionally, there are several Open Labs from January 27th to February 1st. Sign up for one here.
1/21/22: Outline of Major Changes has been released and an email replying to the 1/14/22 email sent.
1/14/22: Annual Report: It's almost here email has been sent out. Not much new information, simply more consideration for preparing.We expect Bibliostat (the portal to enter new information) to open by 1/21.
12/27/21: Changes to Part 3 & Due Date email has been sent to libraries. The guide has been updated to reflect both. The tentative due date for the Annual Report is February 15th, 2022. There are many changes to part 3 however, Libraries are not required or expected to report this data in 2021 but the questions will appear on the 2021 annual report
8/24/21: With the Annual Report coming in January, you can start preparing for it now! This includes the following: