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Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio

This edition of Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio (2010) is organized to reflect changes libraries have experienced since publication of the 2002 edition. The standards define a basic level of library service and give Ohio libraries of all sizes a tool to assess their strengths, identify areas for improvement, plan for and deliver service, and set goals and objectives for improving public library service.

Minor changes have been made, but this edition continues to focus on service standards in five core areas:

  • Governance
  • Resources
  • Dissemination of Resources
  • Cooperation
  • Communications

Each standard is accompanied by a set of guidelines to serve as examples and suggestions. Some standards have been revised to reflect increased demands for and capabilities of new information technologies, developments such as statewide resource sharing, and increased public expectations for both traditional and new library services.

The Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio will be reviewed annually. Please send comments, questions, or suggestions to the OLC's Library Education Committee.

The Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio are available for download below at no cost. Print or CD-ROM copies of of the Standards for Public Library Service in Ohio are available for purchase in the online publication store or by contacting OLC by phone (614) 410-8092 or e-mail olc@olc.org.

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