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Instructions and Forms for the Public Library Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report is now open. The Annual Report must be received by DPI no later than Friday, March 1, 2019.

Annual Report Login

Wisconsin Public Library and System Annual Report Electronic Reporting Portal (LibPAS) is open and is due March 1, 2019. Information about completing the 2018 Wisconsin Public Library Annual Report was sent to all Wisconsin Public Library directors and is available below.

  • Instructions for the Annual Report. Includes current descriptions of annual report data elements.
  • Data Entry Worksheet. Worksheet of all LibPAS data entry fields for compiling necessary information in advance of entering data online.
  • System Effectiveness Form. The form can be completed and submitted in tandem with the annual report or, if the library board wishes to submit it separately, the board's statement on system effectiveness may be indicated only on a paper form, approved, signed, and submitted separately from the online public library annual report. If the library board should choose that course of action, please choose "Not indicating online" on the electronic form, then send the signed, scanned statement as a PDF to LibraryReport@dpi.wi.gov or mail directly to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, ATTN: Maria Ingraham, Division for Libraries and Technology, PO Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
    • Note: As a public document, the separate paper statement will be provided upon request to your public library system or others, regardless of whether it is submitted separately.
    • System effectiveness forms are due by the same date as the annual report—March 1, 2019.
  • Using LibPAS. Instructions for using the LibPAS online reporting system to complete data entry forms, including organization, navigation, data entry, report submittal. For guidelines on the information to be entered on the form, see "Instructions for the Annual Report" above.

State statutes require that library and system boards file their annual reports by March 1, 2019—within 60 days after the conclusion of the fiscal year of the municipality or county in which the public library is located [Wis. Stat. s. 43.58(6)(a)].

Any questions regarding LibPAS, these reports, or instructions should be directed to LibraryReport@dpi.wi.gov.

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Library System Annual Report

Support material for completing the Public Library System Annual Report is linked below:

  • What's New. No changes have been made to public library system data being collected for FY 2018. Systems will be able to submit board-approved Annual Reports to DPI electronically in 2019 (2018 reporting period).
  • Instructions for the System Annual Report. Includes current descriptions of annual report data elements.
  • Data Entry Worksheet. Worksheet of all LibPAS data entry fields for compiling necessary information in advance of entering data online.

Any questions regarding LibPAS, these reports, or instructions should be directed to LibraryReport@dpi.wi.gov.

 

For questions about this information, contact Michael Dennison (608) 266-5196