Public Libraries Survey

ICR 202109-3137-001

OMB: 3137-0074

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Form
Unchanged
Supplementary Document
2021-09-28
Supplementary Document
2021-09-28
Supporting Statement B
2021-09-28
Supporting Statement A
2021-09-28
Supplementary Document
2020-09-22
Supplementary Document
2020-07-09
Supplementary Document
2020-07-09
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2018-07-31
IC Document Collections
ICR Details
3137-0074 202109-3137-001
Received in OIRA 202007-3137-001
IMLS
Public Libraries Survey
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/28/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 09/30/2023
168 112
10,686 5,416
307,858 153,753

The Public Libraries Survey has been conducted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the clearance number 3137-0074. Pursuant to P.L. 107-279, the Public Libraries Survey collects annual descriptive data on the universe of public libraries in the United States, the District of Columbia, and the Outlying Areas. Information such as public service hours per year, circulation of library books, number of librarians, population of legal service area, expenditures for library collection, programs for children and young adults, staff salary data, and access to technology, etc., would be collected. Additional information: The FY 2020 PLS aims to capture Coronavirus-related practices from the entire universe of approximately 9,300 public libraries in the United States, the District of Columbia, and outlying areas. Compared to the FY 2020 survey, the FY 2021 PLS will include changes to 35 questions, as follows: • Addition of 16 questions and modification of six questions about the number of library programs and attendance at those programs with more granularity by targeted age group and by format • Addition of three questions about other physical collection items and circulation to capture availability and usage of non-traditional library materials (e.g., wireless hotspots, other technology, household items) • Addition of two questions and modification of two questions related to the number of public access computers, the number of public access computer user sessions, and the number of wireless internet sessions; these changes will collect indicators of the precision of related questions • Revision of one question and deletion of five questions related to library services during the COVID-19 pandemic

None
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 33782 06/25/2021
86 FR 53693 09/28/2021
Yes

3
IC Title Form No. Form Name
PLA Question about website usage Website question 1 PLA Website Question
Public Libraries Survey
Public Libraries Survey FY 2021-FY 2023

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 168 112 0 56 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 10,686 5,416 0 5,270 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 307,858 153,753 0 154,105 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
No
Minor change in burden for FY2021-20213 Survey Collection

$726,187
Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Connie Bodner 202 653-4636 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
09/28/2021


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