2014 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service Released

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 8.15.02 PMRay Lyons and I are pleased to announce that the 7th edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service–known as the LJ Index, for short–has been released.  This year’s article focuses attention on the relationship between output measurement and outcome assessment.  Please take special note of the section about the Library Research Service’s upcoming July 2015 event, the Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL).

Click on LJ Index at right and you will find not only a link to the latest article but also a link to the original article describing its design and a link to the substantial FAQ that answers a multitude of questions about the project that have come up over the years.

If you have a question whose answer might be a good addition to the FAQ, please ask it, here or in one of the comment boxes to be found on the LJ online pages.

If you are doing something with the LJ Index or the data on which it is based that Ray and I might like to know about for a future article, please be in touch with us via email.  Both of our email addresses appear on the LJ website and mine appears on this site.

Congratulations to this year’s Star Libraries.  We also hope other public libraries will find the data and index scores useful.

One comment on “2014 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service Released

  1. I am excited we are once again a five star library! This is four in a row for us, and we’ve make the All Star list every year since it’s inception.
    Where can I find a list of how many libraries have “made the cut” every year, and how many libraries have earned five stars four times?
    I’d like to include this information in an article for our local paper.