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 is hoping to have this unlocked 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 Monday, February 22nd 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.
2/16/21: Several tweaks have been made to the guide after both the release of DLD's official instructions, popular open lab questions, and other late clarity provided by DLD. This includes guidance on: (part 3) counting Virtual Programming, (part 8) hours open and curbside, questions 9.16, 16A, & 16 B, as well as (part 10) recording Trustees filling in seats mid-way.
1/22/21: An email was sent that Bibliostat CollectConnect is now open. Please enter your data and email Matt Corey when you're done by Monday, February 22nd at 8am. Open Labs have been scheduled for the following times:
1/20/21: An email was sent out regarding the Master AR Spreadsheet data entry being mostly complete. Additionally, we've added a blank copy of last year's Annual Report so that you may write your answers in somewhere while we wait. There is still no news about Bibliostat opening.
1/4/21: An email was sent out regarding the new Outline of Major Changes - including a change to push the due date back a month - more specifics on dates to come. Additionally, there is an Oath of Office reminder for public libraries. Videos have been added to parts 5 and 10.
12/17/20: The new FAQ page (the last tab at the top) has been updated with popular but broad questions about the Annual Report. More specific questions referring to actual questions are still in the top of each part.
12/4/20: With the Annual Report coming in January, you can start preparing for it now! This includes the following:
Log In to Bibliostat CollectConnect to input your data. The Division of Library Development is hoping to have this unlocked around the middle of January. I will send out an email notifying libraries when it is officially open for data entry.
Every library should have their username and password information. Please reach out to your consultant if you need it!