Public Library Standards
The 2012 Public Library Standards are benchmarks of conditions necessary for effective library service in North Carolina. These benchmarks are organized into five sections: Administration, Facilities, Human Resources, Resources and Services.
Within each section, the benchmarks are organized by three categories:
Public Value – practices that demonstrate effective stewardship of public funds and establish the Library’s relevance and impact in the community.
Management – practices that result in effective and sustainable library operations.
Community Engagement – practices that build collaborative relationships and involve community members in planning, developing, using and evaluating library services.
The Standards are available below as a complete document and by sections. Links to recommended resources and tools follow each section.
- Table of Contents (pdf)
- Definitions (pdf)
Chief of Library Development