Iowa City Public Library accredited

by on December 5th, 2012

Iowa Library Services has announced that the Iowa City Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Libraries Standards Fifth Edition.” Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services.

“The director and board of trustees of the Iowa City Public Library and the City of Iowa City are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence in public library services for their community,” said State Librarian Mary Wegner.

ICPL has been recognized for its efforts in all areas of library operations including governance and funding staffing, library collection, services, public relations, access and facilities. The accreditation is valid through June 30, 2015.

Of Iowa’s 544 public libraries, 349 – including the Iowa City Public Library – are accredited. Accredited libraries are recognized for being responsible to their communities and for exhibiting excellence in their provision of library services. More than two thirds of all Iowans have active public library cards, and use of public libraries continues to increase each year. Iowans use their public libraries to find jobs, do homework, locate a good book to read, research medical conditions, access government information and more.

Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through Iowa Library Services’ Enrich Iowa program.

For more information, contact Iowa City Public Library Director Susan Craig at scraig@icpl.org or 319-356-5241.

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